“Thomas “Nephew Tommy” Miles' electric personality has been described as lighting in a bottle.
Amel Larrieux rose to fame in the mid-1990s as a founding member of the duo Groove Theory along with Bryce Wilson. After leaving the group in 1999, she released her debut solo album, Infinite Possibilities, the following year on Epic Records.
Hailing from New Orleans, Big Sam (former trombone player of the Dirty Dozen Brass Band) always entertains audiences with his exhilarating brand of high-voltage funk, rock, jazz, and hip-hop, termed “Noladelic Powerfunk.” Accompanying Big Sam are Andrew Baham on Trumpet/Vocals, Joshua Connelly o
Charlie Wilson has taken the word "Icon" to another level – with two separate careers. First as the lead singer for the legendary GAP Band and now as a solo artist.
Doug E. Fresh is an American rapper, record producer, and beatboxer. One of the earliest beatboxers (and still seen as one of the best), Fresh is able to imitate drum machines and various special effects with often startling accuracy.
Elle Varner exploded into the music scene and to the top of the charts when her self-penned, 11-song debut album, PERFECTLY IMPERFECT (MBK Entertainment/RCA Records), entered at #2 and #4 on Billboard’s R&B Albums and Top 200 charts, respectively.
Erykah Badu, best known for her eccentric style and cerebral music, is a four-time GRAMMY® award winning American soul singer and songwriter.
I feel rejuvenated, like a brand new artist.” A surprising admission from Eve, the Grammy-award musician who’s already racked up an impressive hit list (“Let Me Blow Ya Mind,” “Gangsta Lovin’”, “Who’s that Girl,” Satisfaction,” “Tambourine,” etc.) and three multi-million selling albums (Let Ther
We look forward to seeing K. Michelle and more of your favorite artists at the 20th Anniversary of the ESSENCE Festival™. Stay tuned the latest happenings with K. Michelle.
Twin sisters Paris and Amber Strother and their friend and musical compadre Anita Bias—collectively known as KING—evolved beautifully in their home studio and had no idea they were creating a true life musical fairytale.
Kourtney Heart is a 20-year-old rising R&B star from New Orleans, LA. Her hit single My Boy featuring Soulja Boy and New Orleans legend Magnolia Shorty led her to her first major deal with Jive Records.
Over the past 13 years, New Orleans native Ledisi Anibade Young has recorded six albums, gained eight GRAMMY(R) nominations including a nod for “Best New Artist” in 2008, performed six times at the White House for President and Mrs.
Leela James focuses on what makes an undeniable star — talent, drive, and an unforgettable voice. Those powers are reflected on her upcoming fourth studio album and a new single “Say That,” her sultry duet with Anthony Hamilton. What sets Ms.
Lionel Richie is an international Superstar with over 100 million albums sold worldwide and has been honored with countless awards including: An Oscar, 5 Grammys, 16 American Music Awards, and a Golden Globe among many others.
We look forward to seeing Michelle Williams and more of your favorite artists at the 20th Anniversary of the ESSENCE Festival™. Stay tuned the latest happenings with Michelle Williams.
We look forward to seeing Naughty By Nature and more of your favorite artists at the 20th Anniversary of the ESSENCE Festival™. Stay tuned the latest happenings with Naughty By Nature.
The 2014 ESSENCE Festival™ is excited to announce that this iconic artist will headline one of our stellar three nights of concerts July 4th weekend in New Orleans, LA.
Three-time Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Raheem DeVaughn, son of renowned jazz musician Abdul Wadud has become one of modern soul’s most beloved artists.
Houston native Robert Glasper had a strong musical influence in his mother who played piano and sang gospel music in church and jazz clubs. After studying at The New School University, Glasper began performing with Christian McBride, Kenny Garrett, Terence Blanchard, and Roy Hargrove.
Singer-songwriter, Sebastian Mikael, was born and raised in Sweden and relocated to Boston in 2010 to attend Berklee College of Music and was signed by Slip-N-Slide Records’ CEO Ted Lucas off of his ballad “Beautiful Life”.
Sevyn Streeter is an award winning singer/songwriter, who has be called upon by a remarkable roster of top studio producers and A-list artists.
Stephanie Mills is one of the most distinctive voices in contemporary music whose onstage energy and power inspires standing ovations wherever she performs. She is a legendary Grammy and America Music Award winning recording artist with five best-selling albums and ten Billboard #1 singles.
Tank is one of the most recognizable names in modern R&B, known for vivid storytelling and sensual love songs. He’s an icon in the making, with four albums and eight GRAMMY(R) nominations under his belt.
We look forward to seeing Tevin Campbell and more of your favorite artists at the 20th Anniversary of the ESSENCE Festival ™. Stay tuned the latest happenings with Tevin Campbell.
The Original Pinettes Brass Band, The World’s Only All Female Brass Band, was formed by Jeffery Herbert in 1991. Each member, born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana, attended St. Mary’s Academy High School, an all-girl Catholic school.
The Roots, the legendary, Grammy Award winning hip hop crew and arguably the hardest working musicians in popular culture, turn 25 this year.