Since her 2001 debut LP, How I Do, Res has been one of our favorites. Her unique blend of styles including rock, pop and soul command and keep your attention. Her live performances can leave fans sweaty because of the energy she exudes. We are certain she will bring her best to this incredible event.
Date: Thursday, March 20 (Imani Uzuri) and Sat, March 22, 2014 (Res)
Time: 8:30 pm
Location: Ginny’s Supper Club, 310 Lenox Avenue, New York, NY 10027 MAP
More about Imani Uzuri:
Recently praised in the New York Times for her “gorgeously chesty ruminations”, vocalist, composer Imani Uzuri is an eclectic interdisciplinary artist who travels and performs internationally.
The Village Voice says, With a voice that would sound equally at home on an opera stage or a disco 12-inch, Imani Uzuri is a constant surprise…seamlessly combining jazz, classical, country and blues motifs into highly personalized compositions.
Uzuri has collaborated with a wide range of noted artists across various disciplines including Herbie Hancock, Wangechi Mutu, John Legend, Vijay Iyer, Carrie Mae Weems, Camille A. Brown, Sanford Biggers, and Robert Ashely. Her television credits include a featured commercial on BET for their Black History Month campaign, Jimmy Fallon show performing with Talib Kweli and the Roots, and David Letterman with Peter Gabriel. Her acclaimed new album The Gypsy Diaries draws on her rural Southern roots as well as influences ranging from Sufi devotionals to Roman laments.
Uzuri is currently composing a new musical written by playwright Zakiyyah Alexander, GIRL Shakes Lose Her Skin, inspired by the works of Philadelphia Poet Laureate Sonia Sanchez. In 2013, Uzuri premiered her first orchestral composition “Placeless” at Ecstatic Music Festival and was subsequently named by The New Yorker as one of the emerging female composers edg[ing] forward. Time Out New York says, “[Imani Uzuri] never fails to mesmerize with her narcotic blend of…ethereal sound.”
More about Res:
Res is a powerful soul-rock singer whose single, “They Say Vision”, was a Top 40 hit with the remix going to number 1 on the dance charts. Other singles from her debut album, How I Do, include “Golden Boys” and “Ice King” both received radio play and struck a chord with music lovers from all walks of life. This album has paved the way for her cult following today.
Res live show is incredibly engaging and entertaining. Her dynamic vocals pull all of the attention to the stage and the audience is in awe of her energy and stage presence. Many of her fans profess that her live performance is one not to miss.
After touring with Cee Lo Green on his St. Elsewhere World Tour, Res decided to follow the path of an independent artist and released her popular project, “Black Girls Rock!” While steadily working on new music, Res found a ying to her yang, with Brooklyn rapper, Talib Kweli and formed a group Idle Warship. Res and Talib Kweli currently tour their album Habits of the Heart with an uplifting and genre bending live show.