Gregory Porter is an American singer, songwriter and actor. He has twice won the Grammy Award for Best Vocal Jazz Album for Liquid Spirit. He performs at all the best Jazz Festivals around the World.
Nina Simone was an American singer, songwriter, musical arranger, and civil rights activist. Her music spanned a broad range of styles, including, jazz, folk, R&B, Gospel and Pop. Nina referred to her music as Black Classical Music www.ninasimone.com
Earth, Wind & Fire is an American band founded in Chicago by Maurice White. With sales of over 90 million records, they are one of the World’s bestselling bands of all time. Winners of 6 Grammy Awards with their musical genres of R&B Soul, Funk, Jazz, Disco and Latin www.earthwindandfire.com
Average White Band are widely regarded as one of the best soul and funk bands in the history of music. The Funkiest thing to come out of Scotland, with hits including ‘Pick up the Pieces’, Cut the Cake’ and ‘Let’s go Round Again’, they have several gold selling albums and multi-Grammy nominations for the legendary Atlantic Records www.averagewhiteband.com
Al Green is one of the most gifted soul singers of our time. An American singer/songwriter best known for his hit single LETS STAY TOGETHER. Winner of 11 Grammy Awards. He has also referred to as “The Last of the Great Soul Singers” www.npr.org
Aretha Franklin is a multiple Grammy Award Winner and is known as the “QUEEN OF SOUL”. Aretha was known for such hits as “Respect”, “Freeway of Love” and “I Say a Little Prayer”. A gifted singer, pianist and winner of 18 Grammy Awards www.arethafranklin.net