Paintbrush Records & Publishing, an independent label, released the smooth jazz single, “Love is Like a Sunny Day,” with worldwide distribution through CD Baby on March 5, 2013. The new single is Kathy Yolanda Rice
’s second release on her label since 2004. The solo female artist was pleasantly surprised to find out that her song ranked at number one in multiple genres. Rice says, “I was very fortunate to have so many talented friends working with me on this project. Gary Swann co-wrote the song with me, and Kelley O’Neal is featured on saxophone. Kelvin Wooten produced this single as well as my debut CD, After All These Years.
Through her networking with other women musicians, Rice was a featured artist on the Women in Jazz South Florida Volume III compilation CD, released in December 2012. Her classic jazz piece, Cloak and Dagger Affair, heads the lineup of this eclectic mix of jazzy tunes. In 2011, Rice performed her mellow vocals on Marc Lacy's Narcoleptic CD on the track entitled, Exodus." In December 2010, Rice collaborated on a Soulful House project entitled, Feeling the Heat" with world renowned Dance/House music record producers Fabio Tosti and Francesco Tarantini on Music Plan Records out of baritone, Italy.
Rice joined several other women musicians on the Bobby Pin Diaries movie soundtrack, which features her up-tempo tune, I've Gotta Find a Love, for the movie soundtrack February 2013 release.
August 2012 marked the release of a beautiful gospel project...the recording of the Walter Hawkins classic of Jesus Christ is the Way, by Nuove Mystique. Rice is the lyric soprano in the group. The jazzy rendition was released on Audio State 55 and is distributed by the Warner Music Group.
Kathy Yolanda Rice tells real-life stories of love, faith and hope in musical compositions. Her debut CD, After All These Years" released in 2004, is seasoned with a flavor of jazz and consists of 10 timeless contemporary tunes.