iRock Jazz LIVE! with Singer Somi

Few contemporary albums bare as particular a narrative as The Lagos Music Salon. The new album by the superb chanteuse Somi, finds her breaking new ground with a hybrid style of music that organically integrates the essence of jazz and soul with the musical depth of her African heritage. “It’s the first …


iRock Jazz LIVE! with Drummer Poogie Bell

Poogie Bell is an American jazz drummer, composer, band leader and producer. Bell is best known as a drummer, working extensively with bassists Marcus Miller and as a sideman for other artists such as Erykah Badu, Victor Bailey, David Bowie, Stanley Clarke, Randy Crawford, Roberta Flack, Al Jarreau, Chaka Khan, …


Angelique Kidjo: The Power Of African Womanhood

The daughter of an actress, dancer, and theatrical producer Kidjo was born in Quidah, a coastal city in the West Africa country of Benin. Inheriting her mother’s love of performing, she made her stage debut with her mother’s theatrical troupe. She was singing professionally by her 20th birthday. Afro-funk, Reggae, …


Sing the Truth! – LIVE! at the CSO featuring Dianne Reeves, Angelique Kidjo and Lizz Wright

“Stay ready so you don’t have to be ready.” – Dianne Reeves What happens when you bring together three of the strongest, most powerful voices of song, combined with a scintillating band whose prowess is equally as impressive? Sing the Truth! features the unbelievable vocal talents of Dianne Reeves, Angelique …