* Imani-Grace Cooper & Pepe Gonzalez (Livestream)

June 18, 2020 @ 12:00 pm
Washington Performing Arts Facebook Live

Imani-Grace Cooper is a celebrated vocalist in the area, equally adept at holding it down with a go-go group, singing jazz standards or belting R&B. She’s been experimenting recently with her own group, the Big Black Band, to bring more sounds from African-American music – gospel to hip-hop – under her jazz umbrella.

She teams up with bassist Pepe Gonzalez, a mainstay on the D.C. jazz scene that usually hangs in Latin and Afro-Caribbean jazz circles, for a performance live streamed by the Washington Performing Arts on their Facebook page.



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Jackson Sinnenberg is an Associate Producer for SiriusXM and a freelance writer. His work has appeared in the JazzTimes. NPR Music, NPR.org, the Washington City Paper and On Tap Magazine and the blog of Smithsonian Folkways Records. He previously covered the city’s music scene for WGTB, Georgetown University’s radio station, where he was a show host, writer, and columnist. He graduated from Georgetown with a bachelor’s degree in American Musical Culture. Read him at sinnenbergmusic.com. Follow him at @sinnenbergmusic.

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