Much like her father, Zakiya's vocal instrument has a dusky, shimmering feel.
NIGHT LIFE MAGAZINE
Zakiya sounds more like the offspring of George Benson. Zakiya has the talent to carve a niche on the jazz chart with an excellent voice.
Zakiya has earned the right to sing the blues.
CONTRA COSTA TIMES
Hooker's sophisticated voice does not scream or growl, instead it purrs.
BLUE SUEDE NEWS
John's daughter, Zakiya, makes the most of her classy, cautious and considered approach to the blues".
Zakiya Hooker has a beautiful voice, the kind of voice that grabs your attention if her music was on ”in the background.” A conversation starter, if you will.”
JOHNNY LUTRELL - FULLTIME BLUES.com - WUEV-FM
Hooker entertains audiences all over the world on this recording. The keys to making these winning recordings are great stories, Hooker's rich vocals and great tone complimented by timely guitar work. This program goes beyond the blues. It is good entertainment all the way around.
D. OSCAR GROOMES O's JAZZ PLACE
She’s a great lady. She’s got my gift. She loves the Blues. I can’t say enough good things about her".
“JOHN LEE HOOKER - BLUES REVUE INTERVIEW - 1999 “Zakiya Hooker, Blues Blooded”.
“Like Father, Like Daughter: Following the family tradition, Zakiya Hooker is an adept interpreter of the blues.”
“Saturated in a legacy, ignited by a deep inbred passion, Zakiya Hooker takes the blues from the past and allows the future to extract her signature sound. Influenced by her icon father, John Lee, Zakiya directs us out of the crossroads with her new jewel box “Keeping It Real !!”
KARL STOBER - JAZZREVIEW.COM