Kiku Collins

Kiku Collins has performed and toured with some of the world’s biggest entertainers, including Beyoncé, Michael Bolton, Jill Scott, Nick Lowe, Gloria Gaynor, Train, and more.

She’s performed on the Today Show, Oprah Winfrey, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, The Rachel Ray Show, The View, the Black Girls Rock Awards on BET, Ellen Degeneres, the Grammys, in addition to appearances at several international jazz festivals. Her latest solo CD project, “Red Light,” showcases her wide ranging abilities as composer, performer, and producer, and includes notable guest performances by Michael Lington and Al Chez.


Collins continues to keep a busy schedule as a performer and clinician for Getzen Musical Instruments and spends much of her time creating new music in her recording studio. Legendary trumpeter Mike Vax said of Ms. Collins,“Her phrasing, sound and lyricism remind me of great singers. For me, that is one of the best compliments that I could give to any trumpet player!”

“The integrity of my music depends on the integrity of my horns. With my Torpedo Bags, I have one less thing to be concerned about.” — Kiku Collins

Kiku Collins travels with a Purple Classic and a Purple Coyote.

Because some girls just gotta have custom purple cases!