Brooklyn, NY — Jammins Events is proud to present their first concert for 2016 starring R&B Icon, Chaka Khan. Chaka Khan will perform live in concert on Friday, February 19th along with Special Guest, Vivian Green at Kings Theatre, Brooklyn NY. Fans are invited to sing along with Chaka Khan to classic hits such as “Through the Fire” and line dance to Vivian Green’s “Get Right Back to My Baby”. A night of two phenomenal voices will surely make fans postpone all Valentines Day celebrations.
ABOUT CHAKA KHAN
Chaka Khan is one of the worlds most gifted and celebrated musicians, with a rich musical legacy, the ten-time GRAMMY® Award-winner is looking forward to a celebration of a lifetime. A songwriter, actor, author, philanthropist, entrepreneur and activist, Chaka Khan has influenced generations of recording artists. She has the rare ability to sing in seven music genres, including R&B, pop, rock, gospel, country, world music and classical. Affectionately known around the world as Chaka, she is revered by millions of fans as well as her peers for her timeless, classic and unmatched signature music style and ability. Throughout her legendary career, Chaka has released 22 albums and racked up ten #1 Billboard magazine charted songs, seven RIAA certified gold singles and ten RIAA certified gold and platinum albums. Chaka’s recorded music has produced over 2,000 catalogue song placements. While apart of the legendary bands “Rufus”, Chaka co-wrote ”You Got the Love,” “Once You Get Started,” “Sweet Thing,” “Everlasting Love,” “Do You Love What You Feel?” and “Ain’t Nobody,”. It was inevitable that a singer with Chaka’s star power would eventually venture out on her own. In 1978, Chaka blazed onto the music scene as a solo artist with the release of the smash hit “I’m Every Woman” written by Ashford & Simpson. Her crowning achievement in jazz was the GRAMMY® Award-winning tune, “Be Bop Medley”. The song’s album, titled Chaka Khan, also won a GRAMMY® for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance.
Chaka’s emotive vocals can also be heard on a number of soundtracks, including Clockers, Set It Off, To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar, Miami Vice, White Knights, Moscow on the Hudson, Disappearing Acts, Waiting to Exhale and Standing In The Shadows Of Motown, as well as Tyler Perry’s “Madea’s Family Reunion” and “Meet The Browns”. Despite her busy schedule, Chaka has always made time to support and uplift her community. She has a deep commitment to women and children at risk, which led her to establish the Chaka Khan Foundation in 1999.
ABOUT VIVIAN GREEN
Born in Philadelphia, Vivian Green was raised in a home where Motown classics were always blaring. Her parents were avid music lovers with talents of their own. Her mother sang and her father, an engineer, played the trumpet. She began singing at age five, started playing piano by eight, and by eleven began writing songs. She knew by age thirteen, that she wanted to sing professionally. She honed her craft at the piano everyday after school, writing mature love songs far beyond her years. At fifteen she began to record at multi-platinum group Boyz II Men’s studio. This gave Green a taste of life as an artist and led to an opportunity to write with the band. At seventeen she received her first professional songwriting credit co-writing the song ‘Dear God’ on their platinum selling album Evolution. Vivian has several notable features and collaborations. She made her film debut in the Oscar nominated biopic ‘De Lovely’ portraying a jazz singer performing the classic ‘Love For Sale’. She also appeared in the TV Series ‘American Dreams’, portraying Brenda Hollaway singing “Every Little Bit Hurts”. Green wrote the songs for playwright/film-maker David. E. Talbert’s stage play Love in the Nick of Thyme. She is featured on Cyndi Lauper’s album The Body Acoustic and the late Guru’s Jazzmatazz 4. She was also featured on Soundtrack to a Revolution, a compilation of spiritual songs featuring artist like Anthony Hamilton, John Legend, The Roots, and Mary Mary. Most recently she collaborated with jazz pianist Brian Culbertson for his album Dreams and produced the top 10 AC hit ‘Still Here’. The song also appeared on Vivian’s 4th album The Green Room. In 2015, Vivian has released her latest album ‘Vivid” which features her smash hit single “Get Right Back to My Baby”.
ABOUT JAMMINS EVENTS
Jammins Entertainment possess a historic 28 years of experience in concert promotion and production in the US and on an international platform. Lead by George Crooks, founder and president, Jammins has successfully evolved into one of the premier event management and marketing companies based in New York. The width and breadth of the company’s expertise in indoor and outdoor events grows every year.
This show will be like none other so purchase your tickets today. For tickets visit the Kings Theatre Box Office (1027 Flatbush Avenue., Brooklyn, NY) or online at http://www.ticketmaster.com and http://www.kingstheatre.com. For further information and updates contact Jammins Events at (718) 282.8041.
A portion of the concert proceeds to benefit the American Foundation for the University of The West Indies (AFUWI) scholarship fund and Provident Clinical Society in Brooklyn.
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