Hollywood's Jazz and Blues siren, Brenna Whitaker, was born and raised in Kansas City. Her larger-than-life stage presence and haunting vocals are a beacon for jazz aficionados, attracting seasoned entertainers, such as Quincy Jones who handpicked her as the newest resident act of his very own, Q’s Bar and Lounge at the Palazzo Versace Dubai.
Brenna boasts a colorful harem of fans including, Stevie Wonder, Tom Jones, and Gladys Knight, as well as a younger generation of musicians, such as Katy Perry, Justin Bieber, and John Mayer who flock to her shows to drink up her stunning performances.
So impressed was Gene Simmons by this sassy songstress that booked her to perform at his wedding, professing that "Brenna Whitaker is the real deal. In a world full of empty singers, with no sense or knowledge of "roots" ...comes a voice and personality that carries the torch of Ella, Dinah Washington, and the greats. The perfect soulful combination of yesterday and today. A class act," while Michael Buble heralds Brenna as “one of the finest singers of our generation!”
A Verve/Universal Records recording artist, her debut album was produced by legendary David Foster. Recently Brenna was featured on the FOX's recent "So you think you Dance" finals, the new "We Love Disney" album, sang on Andrea Bocelli’s American Tour and travels the world with her band, performing at shows and some of the most exclusive events around the world.
Whitaker was the driving force behind the creation of the W Hotel Hollywood’s famed Sunday night jazz sessions where she, bolstered by her Little Big Band performed with the likes of Stevie Wonder and Gladys Knight. Now, Brenna can be found belting out the tunes in Q’s Bar and Lounge and we can assure you, Dubai is in for a treat….
Quincy Jones has a lot of love for this talented artist: "She’s got the swing, she’s got the sass, but most importantly, she’s got the PIPES! This little lady absolutely demands your ears, & I can’t wait for all-a-y’awl to hear exactly what I’m talkin’ about. So, please give up all the love you got for Brenna Whitaker to take the stage at my Q’s Bar & Lounge!!!"
Brenna will perform at Palazzo Versace’s fully soundproofed, all around leather interior jazz lounge, Q’s Bar. Q’s Bar & Lounge offers high-quality comfort food with a wide selection of rare and fine beverages.