"I want to create everlasting music that deeply touches people, and provide performances that exude genuine emotional energy. Yes, Music is My Zen!" - H'Atina
H’Atina (pronounced Ah-Teena), the “H” is silent. Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, she is a soulful singer-songwriter who attended the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts. Her vocal background and abilities include rhythm & blues, pop, funk, neo-soul, jazz, Latin jazz, adult contemporary, and musical theatre. Every time H’Atina opens her mouth she will give you a serious soulful ear-gasim and has an amazing vocal range. She has shared the stage with the late Ron Townsen (of the 5th Dimension), The (new) 5th Dimension, Ruben Studdard (American Idol Winner), Acclaimed Pianist Keiko Matsui, Take 6, The Manhattan Transfer, 90's R&B singer-songwriter Jon B, The Amanda Castro Band, Bassist Darryl Williams (who’s recent CD release and song “Here To Stay” hit top 10 on the Billboard Smooth Jazz Airplay Charts), Saxophonists Keith McKelley, and the late Wilton Felder (of the Jazz Crusaders), R&B singing sensation Erin Stevenson, Guitarist Ray Fuller, and H’Atina has also performed on BET Live! with the R&B group IMX (formerly known as ‘Immature’). She has graced the stages of hot spots and festivals throughout Southern California, Arizona, and Southern States, and usually performs with her dynamic band. H'Atina is also a 2006 Southern California Music Awards Nominee for Best R&B vocalist and was voted MVP for her key role in the jazzy musical, Smokey Joe's Cafe in 2008.
H'Atina's new hit single "My Sunshine" reached #1 on the Indie Soul Charts and she is a 2019 Indie Soul Grammy (Choice Award) Winner! She released her "Like A Butterfly" EP in 2017 and has been catching the attention of smooth jazz and soul internet DJs throughout the U.S. and the U.K. Her music is enjoyed by Pandora, Sound Cloud, Spotify, Google Play, and iTunes listeners all over the world. She’s noted as “an artist that has brought real music back” by Talisa Rae of the I Am Talisa Rae Video Log Series, and noted by Music Plus Blogger, DeMar as “not only a great writer and singer, but she’s also very professional with great stage presence.” H’Atina’s music defines her and energizes her to give her audience the best of herself. She captivates her audience through her unique, soulful, sultry voice and her passionate performance, and she will win you over with her warm, humble, and kind spirit. Her famous statement? “Music is my Zen.”