iRock Jazz LIVE! with Singer Darryl Tookes

Darryl Tookes is a prolific composer, lyricist, pianist, singer and arranger who is recognized throughout the music world as a truly original, uncompromising artist. Upon graduating from high school, Mr. Tookes received a full scholarship to study physics at Florida A&M University, which he accepted, and graduated in three years …

Zeola Gaye

Zeola Gaye: My Brother Marvin

Zeola (Zee) Gaye, the baby sister of the late R&B artist, Marvin Gaye chronicles the true story about life with her famous sibling in her book, My Brother, Marvin, A Memoir by Zeola Gaye. Twenty-seven years after his death, the public hears directly from Marvin’s sister about her brother’s iconic, …


iRock Jazz LIVE! with Music Icon Brenda Russell

With a unique musical perspective, intimate voice and prolific treasure-trove of lyrics, singer-songwriter Brenda Russell proves that a truly glowing talent only deepens with time. Composer of the classics “Get Here,” “If Only For One Night,” and the Grammy-nominated “Piano In The Dark,” Brenda’s songwriting prowess and chameleon-like ability to …


Brenda Russell: Culture Shock + Against The Law Video

Brenda Russell has a timeless style that has kept her in demand for nearly thirty-five years. This singer is also a prolific songwriter and her lyrics have transcended several genres of music. Her songs have been recorded by nearly fifty artists. She has also collaborated with countless individuals in the …


iRock Jazz LIVE! with Icon Sheila E.

Born in California, Sheila E. is the daughter of Juanita (Gardere), a dairy factory worker, and percussionist Pete Escovedo, with whom she frequently performs. Sheila E’s uncle is Alejandro Escovedo. Tito Puente was Escovedo’s godfather. She is also niece to Javier Escovedo, founder of seminal San Diego punk act, The …


Vanessa Rubin: Sheer Wisdom and a Depth of Experience

Vanessa Rubin is a jazz vocalist, composer, producer, and actress who has graced the jazz scene since the early 80s. She has worked with Etta Jones, Frank Foster, Lewis Nash, Patience Higgins, Kenny Burrell, Grover Washington Jr, and Steve Turre to name a few. Rubin studied under Barry Harris at …