Ezina is a musician, singer/songwriter, actress, vocalist, media personality, and activist known in the areas of music, film, radio and television for both performing and producing in all four genres. A native of Grand Blanc Michigan, Ezina currently resides in LosAngeles,CA.
Ezina is a prolific singer/songwriter/composer (SESAC) with over 660 songs to her original catalog in the areas of pop, rock,r&b, hip-hop, alternative rock, country, gospel, children’s music and folk. She has also composed numerous ambient tracks and film scores. She has served as the frontwoman for several bands including Sweet &Sexy, Lexxis, Allure and Sting Ray before starting on her solo career. Ezina has also penned R&B and hip-hop music both on her own and with writers Jerry Jackson, Antar Goodwin, and Kevin Chandler and has written and produced for many other artists.
Ezina’s 6 octave coloratura range, electric guitar playing and contributions to pop and rock music have been the subject of many interviews. Her music is a combination of Rock, Soul and Opera, which keeps her invigorated audience guessing what to expect next.
In 1995, Ezina formed Victress Records, a record label that focuses solely on signing female artists and female fronted bands, which uniquely allows the artists to create music in several different genres simultaneously. Her solo album Rockaholic will be the first label release.
As a composer, Ezina writes film scores and television theme music for a number of film and television productions. Currently Ezina is composing music for a children’s animated television series, which is being produced for the Fox television network. Each year Ezina produces the Hotgirl Music tour. A tour that features emerging music by female singer/songwriters and female fronted bands. The tour is in it’s 3rd year and travels around the world showcasing music written, produced and performed by female musicians and singers.
After years of playing guitars that were heavy and cumbersome to maneuver on stage, Ezina decided to build her own. In 2007 Ezina founded Victress Guitars, high end, green, eco friendly, specialty guitars designed with women in mind. The guitars are made out of top grade wood and feature the latest electronics and unique designs that accentuate the female form as well as sound amazing. The guitar inlays and color combinations are works of art and by only manufacturing 100 of each design, they are instant collectors items. Her unique trademarked and patented guitar designs are whimsical and electrically sound making them highly sought after by both male and female players worldwide.
Film, television and stage
Deciding not to be a entertainment industry statistic, Ezina attended the University of Michigan Business School in Ann Arbor Michigan. Her goal was to master the entertainment business from the inside out, by first learning what makes the entertainment industry tick. She learned to master contracts, negotiation, distribution and licensing which are the heartbeat of the entertainment industry. Upon completing her business studies, Ezina enrolled in the prestigious Juilliard School.
While at Juilliard, Ezina was cutting her teeth in television appearing in several different day player roles on All My Children and films such as the Negotiator, Vanilla Sky, American Pie, Payback and Vegas. Finding the curriculum limiting, Ezina left and went on to be an actor, film producer, publisher and screenwriter, starring in the 2002 Red Wall Pictures feature film Broken. Ezina has also been busy writing films of her own and is in pre-production for her own original screenplay Legal Destiny. She has made numerous TV appearances both as an actor and as herself, as well as garnering a classical and contemporary theatrical career from 1986 to present.
Ezina produces and co-hosts the world-syndicated hit talk-music hybrid Sisters of Song. She also produces and anchors her own talk radio program Powerful Women Worldwide [on hiatus], focusing on spiritual and sociological topics. Ezina composed the musical themes for both Sisters of Song and Powerful Women worldwide.
Ezina began writing in 6th grade she wrote and performed in a play that she had written with her friends entitled Star. The show was a take on the hit tv show fame but took place in a junior high school setting. After years of stock piling her writings. Ezina decided that it was time to take the next step. In 1995 Ezina published her first works entitled A Homegirl Returns to the Ghetto. Her first book was well received and generated several poetry awards. Wanting to grow even further, Ezina decided to publish her grandmothers wisdom and recipes in Greens and Grits.
As Ezina began to tour more she kept being asked questions by other artist about how she managed to do all that she was doing without the aid of a huge record company backing her ventures.
Ezina then wrote and published the Indie Artist Bootcamp Series of Books. The books feature step by step instructions to how to succeed in every branch of entertainment. The first of these books was How To Make Money Selling Music on the Internet, followed by How to Make A Living as a Fulltime Artist, How to Start and Manage A Band, Book Your Own Tour, Grow Your Star, How to Start Your Own Record Label, and finally Indie Artist Bootcamp Seminar Series, This series was well received, so much so that they were sold out within hours of being released to the public.
Wanting to journey back to poetry, Ezina released her second poetry book, New Blood from the Soul. This book featured more short stories and a healing message for those affected by the world trade center attacks.
Fed up by the growing number of bulimic, anorexic and stomach stapling casualties, Ezina decided to write a diet book to assist women with ending the yo-yo dieting and binge eating. The Hotgirl Diet not only focuses on how to lose weight safely and keep it off but also how to increase one’s self esteem. Ezina felt that by focusing on the health of women’s self esteem that her book would be an actual balm instead of another book of hard fast rules and regulations. She wants women to banish their weight issues for good.
In 2007 Ezina started Guitar Goddess Magazine. A magazine whose primary focus is the education and celebration of Female Guitarists worldwide. The magazine features monthly reviews of established and emerging female guitarists, guitar reviews, amplifier and electronic gear reviews, guitar tricks and licks and performance reviews and charts.
Ezina is a celebrity advocate for childrens rights, womens rights, artist rights, and animal rights.
Ezina’s Opus Wings Foundation gives away scholarships each year to young women entering college who major in music, music performance, music law, music composition, music production, luthier, film production, or entertainment marketing/licensing.
Awards and affiliations
Ezina was Miss Black USA 1990
Ezina LeBlanc is a Voting Member of the Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences – Home of The Grammy Awards
Ezina is an active member of the following organizations
AFM- American Federation of Musicians
AFTRA- American Federation of Television and Radio Artists
SAG- Screen Actors Guild
AEA- Actors Equity Association
SESAC- Society of European Stage Authors and Composers
WGA- Writers Guild of America
WIF- Women In Film
WIM- Women In Music
NARAS- National Association of Recording Arts and Sciences
Beverly Hills Bar Association
Step Up Organization
Ezina is endorsed by Fender Guitars, Gibson Guitars, Daisy Rock Guitars, D’Addario Strings, and Orange Amps