50 years old. Been a musician all my life. Just started trumpet 2 weeks ago. What have I been missing all my life?? hahah Looking for some players to inspire me...and it looks like I found one. Bendiciones y felicidades por tu talento !!
December 7, 2012
How are you getting along?
November 26, 2012
Kiku is the best.
July 30, 2012
Blessings and life,
I was just listening to your work on iTunes; I must say that I was immediately drawn to you works being that I am a life fan of Miles' work. I like your flavor and style with music. Great work!
If you ever would like to experiment with poetry and jazz, I am highly interested. www.tshombeisms.com
I am smitten! Just saw you on POPs Bb Trumpet News and went on iTunes to check out your music. I bought both your albums after listening to a few cuts. Beautiful Style in soooo many ways!
March 26, 2012
I have listened to your sample clips and definitely look forward to seeing you perform live.
March 23, 2012
I've been a fan for a long time. I like seeing your success. Always amazed at how fearless you are with your talent and hope it continues. Thank you Kiku.
December 21, 2011
Wow! I just heard about you and you are my inspiration. I also play the trumpet when I was 10 and now I have played it for nearly 4 years. I like how you play for the celebrities like Beyonce and Michael Bolton.
#1 Funk Fan
December 17, 2011
Wow! I saw you in Holidelic last night with some friends and was going to buy a ticket for tonight to see you again, but it's not on your calendar, so I'm returning Monday to see the Ninja Princess in action. Chops, dance moves, and beauty.
October 21, 2011
I just heard about you. I am now a Fan!! Beautiful!! I must have your music in my library!! Thank You!!!!
September 10, 2011
Im glad you are doing so well, try to come to Arizona sometime
August 19, 2011
Excellent music. No. Magnificent. I love it.
August 15, 2011
Looking forward to meeting you at the IWBC in June!
August 10, 2011
Kiku, Just happened to run across your site while on Facebook this morning and just ordered both of your CD's. Great playing. I am a trumpet Professor in the Chicago area and have a number of female students, so it is always a pleasure to find strong, musical female role model for them.
August 9, 2011
Ms. Collins, what a great work "Red Light". Please, say hello to all the band. Best for you. JAVIER. EDITOR. www.nosolosmoothjazz.com
July 17, 2011
beauty and talent what a combination gal :) xx
July 11, 2011
My musician friend (a trumpet player) spoke very highly about your music, and he introduce me to your CD "Here With Me". This is a wonderful CD and I really enjoy the music. You now have a new fan. Peace!
June 2, 2011
Looking forward to meeting you and playing together in Miami in a couple of weeks.
May 14, 2011
I really enjoy your playing.
April 10, 2011
Let me add I wanted to buy YOUR Amati on e-Bay, but impossible : shipping was only available inside the States, not to Europe …
April 10, 2011
Hi Kiku !
About two years ago, I wrote you this :
April 21, 2009
I listen at your record day and night cause I love that music. Thank you so much, Kiku !
Mikel, french trumpet player, and maybe soon also of an Amati valve bone, short model... :-)
And you know what ? At last, I have ordered one (AVT 378 Bb-valve bone short model) from a well known shop in Austria. Will get it soon. OK, it isn't a Getzen, but far enough for me !
I can't go to Minneapolis for ITG and hear you, too bad. But I'll be there "virtually".
Many thanks for being a so great inspiration.
Best regards from France,
April 6, 2011
Loved the first album. But when can we expect the next? Thanks for your mad juana posts - love them too. By the way, were you in Edinburgh Scotland for the Michael Bolton tour last year? Too bad I missed the gig - should have been there. Best wishes and keep up all the good work!
March 18, 2011
Saw you in a picture with my nephew Curtis Palmer owner of Seacat Music in Lancaster PA. Peace and best wishes to you as you go forth in your career.
February 5, 2011
Hi Kiku...saw you on a Michael Bolton DVD of the concert at The Royal Albert Hall in London, 2010. You were awesome!
February 3, 2011
Am proud of you anytime anyday and anywhere.You dont know me but i know you verywell.when i got my ITG January journal and i saw your picture among the artists. Am happy
November 1, 2010
Hello, I am a girl who is playing the trumpet in college. Thank you for standing up for female trumpet players! You are an inspiration!
October 4, 2010
Hi. My teacher told me about you. I play trumpet too and I am a girl. I want to show the boys how its done too lol. Thanks for being a cool role model.
September 15, 2010
great music and site!
September 13, 2010
hi im stacie and im 10 years old. i play trumpet to. my music teacher told me about you i think you are really pretty and someday i want to be as good as you with trumpet
September 3, 2010
I've been following your blog and am mesmerised by not only your playing and your beauty but your mind. You definitely write from the heart and though I have not met you I wish someday to. I will probably be so awestruck that I won't be able to talk, so please forgive me in advance.
Your loyal fan and admirer, Henry
August 12, 2010
Good job! I'll return for your update.
August 6, 2010
Hey Kiku!! I am now going into HS marching band and have gotten a Vandoren mouthpiece. Life is really good. Good luck on everything you do! :) I love your music and look forward to more.
July 30, 2010
I am not sure what to say other than, I am pleased to be friends with you on FB and I am proud of all you are doing in life and with your music.
Stay safe and I hope to maybe meet you one day.
Soren Aagesen Goth
May 10, 2010
Just read your e-mail....and you are so right: Do something new and unexpected some time...and sign your guestbook!
I'm so glad that your chops are getting the way you want them..hope your still progressing.
Take care and enjoy all the exiting concerts around the world with Mr. Bolton.
P.S. Good luck with your own material!
May 10, 2010
Love your cool emails!! Good luck on the new album!
May 3, 2010
March 6, 2010
I dig your vibe....
January 17, 2010
Just saying hi from your fan here in El Paso, Texas. My trumpets in my HS Band think you are Cool!
January 15, 2010
December 15, 2009
Awesome playing tonight at Everett's Holidelic. Great solos, and great section playing -the 3 of you. Was a pleasure meeting you, and hope that our paths cross musically some day.
October 22, 2009
I have to say that I am inspired not only by you're music but positive attitude and way of life. When I think the world has gone mad I think of you and a handful of others and I bet your daughter is positive and wonderful too! Thank you.
September 12, 2009
The world is a better place because you are in it. Thanks for being you.
September 11, 2009
i'm very happy to see that you are doing well....we use to share a bit in common because we could see the humor and the beauty in people such antonio dangerfield ( IAA) .. my tongue shifts to the corner of my mouth and I shake my head..very happy to see what you are doing well.
Kevin Hurst, Sr.
September 6, 2009
Love the merchandise!
August 11, 2009
a big fan....
July 24, 2009
July 2, 2009
Greetings from Texas, my son is in his third year of trumpet in public school here. I am also a single parent and a big fan! Do come to the Lone Star State!!!
June 17, 2009
Hi Kiku! Thank you soo much for the posters, I will definitly hang them up in my practice room! Also, I just bought your album off itunes and love it! Well, I hope all is well with you and I hope to talk to you again soon!
June 3, 2009
Hi Kiku This is Natalie I just wanted to say that I was really thrilled to meet you! Finally I girl trumpet player! :)
Kevin Hurst, Sr.
May 23, 2009
Hi Kiku , I just saw your listing and you will be in Harrisburg next week. Where exactly is the event being held?- kevin
May 13, 2009
Greetings from Iceland.
May 12, 2009
Wonderfull!!! Hope to get the chance to see you playing once!
Kiku....spectacular website kiddo....you're amazing indeed...beauty, brains, and you didn't invest with the hedge funds...omg how do you manage it all....on a serious note I need to get the addy of your repair man for some vintage stuff i'm rebuilding...my very best to you, and all those in your life, be well stay as lovely as you already are....always b (thejazznet/bruce c)
April 10, 2009
When will you be playing In New York City?
Carl "THe Jazzman At Nite" Walker
March 28, 2009
Looking forward to getting your CD and adding it to my radio shows rotation. Good Luck on future projects.
Theresa R. Cotton
March 19, 2009
Thank you, Kiku, for having a site that refutes, "The Boys' Club." I began playing at age 9 & practiced,
competed,was 1st chair for most of my school days before college. However, as you probably found, popular w/guys I was not. After earning scholarships,& after proving I could keep up w/univ. guys or best them, they changed their minds. I am 49 yrs. young & still play actively for many events, groups, alumni bands, etc.
Congratulations for all of your accomplishments.
You go, girl!
February 2, 2009
I just discovered you via the Internet and immediately purchased your CD. After many years of dormancy playing the trumpet, I went out and picked up a flugelhorn and am taking lessons again. I find you an inspiration.
January 23, 2009
Im in fifth grade and i play the trump. i love you and weve talked before you play trumpet soooooo well. And your gorgeos
January 23, 2009
thanks for everything kiku i love you
January 18, 2009
HI! Oh my gosh. i can't believe it. I have your poster up on my wall! i've been playing trumpet since 5th grade, and i'm in 8th grade now! You're so pretty! and you play the trumpet sooooo well!
January 11, 2009
I recently read an article about you and listened to your music. It's amazing! I just started playing the trumpet at my junior high school and you have inspired me with all of your accomplishments (including producing your own CD which is really cool!)
January 8, 2009
Ever going to be in San Diego or nearby?
January 8, 2009
Just found out about you thru your web site & hope to hear more & see more soon.
January 4, 2009
December 29, 2008
Ever going to be in Dallas, TX?
sergio edgardo gorojovsky
December 21, 2008
Really nice to listen( and watch),Sounds GREAT !!! Congrats, KIKU!!!!
December 18, 2008
Hello! Would like to congratulate to you with coming new year!
December 15, 2008
The god loves you!
December 12, 2008
Hi Kiku! I enjoyed listening to your music. I hope to hear you play when we tour up there again! happy Holidays! ~David Longoria~ www.myspace.com/davidlongoria
December 9, 2008
No word to describe you...
I hope you come in italy some time.
November 24, 2008
Hey, It's me again. I wanted to tell you that I started private lesssons, and my teacher Ms. Hawkins is a big fan. You are awesome! I hope your dsaughter gets better. Have a great day!
Hey there, I'm going to be in NYC over Thanksgiving, are you playing anywhere Wed or Fri ?
November 19, 2008
I love your work on Here with Me. The more I listen to it the more I need to listen to it. Being a trumpet player myself and currently recording my own tunes, it gives me a lesson in maintaining my own voice and style. I'm looking forward to your next recording. Thanks
November 18, 2008
Kiku, you've got a sound to die for! Keep up the great work! I look forward to seeing you live if/when you ever come to L.A. Now, on to buying your CD. The rotation of songs on your site sound terrific! Can't wait! All the best, Herb.
November 18, 2008
HEY, IT was a treat to meet you ! I will be praying for you and your child everyday.
October 24, 2008
Love your site and your sound (is that a pun??:) I'll keep an eye on your schedule; I hope to catch you live someday soon!
October 23, 2008
I have been away from music for about twenty years and am trying to work my way back into it. I came across you website and I love what i hear. I hope to get an opportunity to see you perform in the near future. Thanks
October 22, 2008
I saw you at maxines at the Jazz Women Festival and you are amazing. I have never heard such a rich flugelhorn sound before, your trumpet playing was pristine and you are so pretty too. Keep up the good work and I hope you will be back in Trenton soon.
October 7, 2008
OMG! You rock! I heard about you from my kindergarten teacher Mrs. Goble. I play bass clarinet in middle school band. Any tips for when I try out for all-district band?
September 20, 2008
Your father, Chuck Collins, from the Surrogates Court in Morristown raved about your talent and told me about your site.
September 6, 2008
Dude, happy freaking birthday!! I hope you had a great one!
August 30, 2008
I know you're a singer, actress, produce and a pretty woman, wow! it's all in one. Honestly you have what it takes to really succeed althought you're already a very accomplished musician.
August 13, 2008
WUFB?? Long time now see. I've been away more than home the last few weeks, maybe kinda like you!
Hey, is Adrian a new addition? I thought Alex was the only gecko in residence...
I have an insane new addition of my own--see my blog for details. ;)
I wish I was around 22 years old just like you then you might be into me! You are so talented and attractive-Good luck with everything xoxo
August 7, 2008
you are such an inspiration to me - on many levels - the fitness and the playing . i wish you all the success in the world
August 6, 2008
U r an inspiration to so many tpt players, thank u!
August 5, 2008
July 31, 2008
Cool trumpetlines on the Voicst album "a tale of two devils"!
I'm now playing them with voicst on stage :D
July 30, 2008
I want to see you
July 29, 2008
Hi, Kiku. You sound terrific! Big, beautiful, rich, full sound and impeccable technique! "The Messenger" is a particularly moving piece, and you play brilliantly and with such sensitivity on it. Can't wait to get my hands on your CD! Keep up the great work! Always nice to see a "sistah" doing her thing and doing it beautifully! Herb
July 29, 2008
Hi Kiku!!! I'm a teenage female trumpet player and I just love listening to your album. You are the my true role model! My trumpet teacher, also a female gave me a magazine ad with you saying "Who says trumpets are for boys?" and ever since then I've been non-stop listening to your music. I know exactly what I want to do with music, it's my true passion. I only ever want to spend my time doing something music related. THANK YOU SO MUCH YOU'RE AMAZING!!!!
July 27, 2008
Love your site, Kiku. Hope you make it up my way some day so I can hear you live :-)
See you on Facebook!
Bruce and Donna
July 20, 2008
We attended the Michael Bolton concert at my wife's insistence and I was thoroughly impressed to hear such fine trumpet playing from such a young lady. Thank you for allowing me to enjoy something that my wife dragged me to! I am planning on enjoying your album.
July 12, 2008
I heard Melba Liston on "Jazz Profiles" tonight and when I looked her up I found you as her friend on My space and I just bought some of your music. Wow. I'm an old auntie and I don't listen to a lot of radio or pop, I love the web. IF you're ever playing in the west (SEattle, SF, Honolulu maybe I can hear you live. The chances of your coming this far off the beaten path (Alaska) are a little slim. I'll check out the calendarfrom time to time. Good to find out about you!!!!!