Live Jazz at Eastern Market Metro Plaza Tonight at 5:00pm.
by Larry Janezich
Tonight Live Jazz on Capitol Hill kicks off the season of Friday night jazz concerts on Eastern Market Metro Plaza. The concerts will continue through September. Tonight’s performing artist is Imani-Grace Cooper, 5:00pm – 6:30pm.
“Imani-Grace Cooper is a 2016 graduate of Howard University’s vocal department. Now a full time D.C resident, Imani-Grace is recently returning to the states after a two month residency at Quincy Jones’s listening room, Qʼs Lounge And Bar of the Palazzo Versace Hotel in Dubai, UAE as vocalist for the Justin Kauflin Quartet. She’s headlined venues like The John F. Kennedy Center For Performing Arts, The Apache Cafe in Atlanta, GA and Smalls Jazz Club. Imani-Grace advocates for the arts in education with a desire to spread mental, physical and spiritual health throughout her various communities. Her teaching experiences include Pre-K to bachelorette level classroom settings, masterclasses and workshops, as well as private instruction and tutoring. Along with band leading, Imani-Grace has curated numerous events in the D.C. area including a 3 year jazz series featuring local and coastal greats like Allyn Johnson and Brent Birkhead. Imani-Grace performs weekly in worship at the Washington National Cathedral as a lead vocalist for the cathedralʼs jazz band. For more on Imani-Grace as well as information about her culture and music collective Pyramid Projects, visit www.imanigrace.com. “