Born in London to Jamaican parents, raised in New York City and now living in the North Bay, classically trained pianist and songwriter Eki Shola
brings a multicultural wealth to her original compositions and embraces music’s healing properties. In her life as a doctor, Shola sees how stress and fatigue take a physical toll. She creates a relaxing blend of jazz and ambient piano on her debut album, Final Beginning. Shola performs on Saturday, Sept. 17, at 8pm at Brew, (555 Healdsburg Ave., Santa Rosa) and offers and a performance on Wednesday, Sept. 21, at 6:30pm at Heart Space Music Healing Center (1445 Technology Lane, Petaluma; musichealingcenter.org).