Kevyn Lettau is on a journey. Her life and career have been about movement and a refusal to accept boundaries, confinement, or stereotypes. At the age of 14, Lettau left her native Germany for the United States, where she finished high school while supporting herself cleaning houses and studying dance on the side. By 17 the singing bug had gripped her, and she was ready to make the full-time commitment to becoming a singer. She started working with Peter Sprague singing jazz, R&B, and Brazilian music on the streets of Del Mar, California. She sang with local San Diego groups until she was discovered by the famous Brazilian legend Sergio Mendes. She toured and recorded with Mendes for eight years, as she developed her own very personal vocal style.
Lettau’s first two solo releases Kevyn Lettau and Braziljazz brought her critical acclaim and a loyal following both in the U.S. and abroad. Lettau recorded four more albums: Simple Life, Another Season, Universal Language, and The Language of Flowers. In 1999 she released her greatest hits collection Miracle Voice: The Best of Kevyn Lettau.
In 2000, Lettau and her husband Michael Shapiro released Police, which explored music from the pop/rock genre-bending group The Police. She followed this with Little Things and The Color of Love, in which Lettau wrote about hope for a brighter future. Says Lettau, “I feel like music has to grow and change as I do. I hate to have to categorize my music as one style or another. My hope is just to make good music, one song at a time.”