|Renowned bassist, singer, songwriter and 10-time Grammy nominee Meshell Ndegeocello writes, records and performs unpredictable, boundary-defying music in rock, jazz, funk, soul and more. Her killer band features Deantoni Parks on drums, Jebin Bruni on keys and Chris Bruce on guitar.
Meshell’s 10th album—Pour une ame souveraine (For a sovereign soul) - A dedication to Nina Simone—was released in early October ---a collection of songs that pays homage to a music legend and features special guests Sinead O'Conner, Lizz Wright, Valerie June, Toshi Reagon and Cody ChesnuTT.
Harmolodic guitarist, blues singer and composer James “Blood” Ulmer brings his thrilling Memphis Blood crew featuring master axman Vernon Reid (of Living Color), along with a full band featuring violin, mandolin, keys, harmonica, drums and bass. Ulmer draws upon a spectrum of music forms free jazz to deep-funk to bebop to avant-soul and beyond.
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