New York's recipient of 2013 Performing Arts Awardee by Pan American Concerned Citizens Action League and 2013 Performing Arts Awardee by Performing Arts Philippines Inc.
Kay was born in Lipa City, Philippines. She migrated to Canada when she was 10, wherein she studied Mass Communications, major in Journalism and minor in Italian Language. This lovely Soprano has received various awards in Canada and here in America for her singing prowess. Possessed with an angelic voice and charming personality, Kay was better known as a “songbird” in her Province of Guimaras. It was then that she and everyone else around her had realized that she has a God-given singing talent. She started joining singing competitions and had become winner at every contest.
In Canada, she revived her singing by becoming a member of the Montreal Panday Tinig Choral Ensemble, which paved the way for Kay to perform at several prestigious concert halls, particularly the famed Carnegie Hall. In one of these concerts, she was accompanied on the pianoby Rev. Fr. Maramba of the University of Santo Tomas fame, who would later on describe her as "gifted with an angelic voice, with clarity in diction, and a warm connection with her audience."
Kay was not content with the idea of just performing -- she challenged herself and her talent, and once again started participating in singing competitions that culminated in her becoming the only Filipino to win the Canadian Songfest.
Currently, Kay lives in New York where she is a singing sensation. In 2012, she worked as MB2 NY's Associate Artistic Director to Mr. Miguel Braganza II, and produced an album entitled “Sacred” featuring Tenor colleague Rogelio Penaverde, Jr.
In 2013, she set herself working with various charity projects and Filipino-American gala nights to help raise funds for causes, especially for calamity-stricken areas in the Philippines.. In December 2013, she held her first debut concert at the Philippine Consulate Center in New York dubbing it as "Christmas Klassic with Kay Habana."
Back in February 2015, she debuted a solo concert in the prestigious and famed, Carnegie Hall where she garnered standing ovations, one after another. Her latest concert was with a group of fellow artists held in Rahway, New Jersey where they serenaded to both Filipino crowd and [predominantly] American crowd. It was a packed room.
Kay has no formal vocal training. She only works with coaches from time to time, and as necessary depending on a role she takes on. She's always invited to perform at the Philippine Consulate-NY and The United Nations. Her voice and grace are sought after for wedding and corporate events. 27 years of experience performing in public and to large audiences, 21 years of professionally singing, she only aims to get better and better at her craft. And she falls deeper in love with singing and music as time goes by.