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Zakiya Hooker / Press

“Like Father, Like Daughter: Following the family tradition, Zakiya Hooker is an adept interpreter of the blues.”

“Much like her father's, Zakiya's vocal instrument has a dusky, shimmering feel.”

NIGHT LIFE MAGAZINE

“Zakiya sounds more like the offspring of George Benson. Zakiya has the talent to carve a niche on the jazz chart with an excellent voice.”

BLUES RAG

“Hooker's sophisticated voice does not scream or growl. Instead, it purrs.”

BLUES SUEDE NEWS

“Zakiya has earned the right to sing the blues.”

CONTRA COSTA TIMES

“Flavors of the Blues highlights Zakiya's common trait with her dad - the soothing quality of their voices.”

VALLEY TIMES

“John's daughter, Zakiya makes the most of her classy, cautious and considered approach to the Blues.”

DOWNBEAT MAGAZINE

“What Zakiya does is for real and she sings like a bird. More obvious is her passion for the story she tells. She paints a humble and truthful picture and delivers what I need in my Blues musically.”

SAN DIEGO JAZZ & BLUES MAGAZINE

"She's a great lady. She's got my gift. She loves the blues. I can't say enough good things about her."

JOHN LEE HOOKER - BLUES REVUE INTERVIEW 1999 "ZAKIYA HOOKER blues-blooded"