Northwest NEWS

March 5, 2001



Barbie Anaka.

Barbie Anaka introduces debut CD at Jazz Alley

Barbie Anaka introduced her debut CD, "In Love With a Memory," on Friday, Feb. 26, at Jazz Alley in Seattle.
   Anaka, 1989 Woodinville High School graduate, is an accomplished vocalist and songwriter.
   Cedric James from KWJZ.FM introduced Anaka and her band to the packed crowd at Jazz Alley. The band included Dave Skaggs, keyboards; Hollis Belt, bass/vocals; Phill Christian, percussion; Andre Thomas, drums/vocal; Mark Adams, guitar/vocal; Aaron Allen backup/vocals; Bobby Pressley, backup/vocals; Jon Goforth, flute/saxophone and David Loy, piano.
   Anaka performed the songs from her CD. "Words," "Where is Love" were written by Anaka, "One More Time," "Stories Love Will Tell," "A Way Back Home,""In Love With a Memory" and "Someone" were written by Anaka in collaboration with others and two songs were written by other songwriters.
   Special guest Jay King, who flew in specially for Anaka from California, performed "Humanitywith Anaka. King, a vocalist songwriter and producer wrote the song. He is well-known for many songs he has written such as "Rumors," "Lean on Me," and "Why You Treat Me So Bad."
   Anaka, the daughter of Gloria and Murray Anaka of Monroe, has been playing the piano and singing since age 5. She attended Cornish College of the Arts as a merit scholar.
   For more information on Anaka visit her Web site at Her CD is available at Tower Records or online at or