BRIC House Sessions: Jamila Woods / Celisse
A frequent guest vocalist in the hip-hop, jazz and soul world with the likes of Chance The Rapper, Macklemeore, and Noname, Jamila Woods has emerged as a powerful, once-in-a-generation soul and R&B singer-songwriter and poet with her debut solo album HEAVN, which draws from influences as varied as Lucille Clifton’s poetry to the infectious late ‘80s post-punk of The Cure. Born and raised on the south side of Chicago, her music is the best representation of Jamila herself: strong in her roots, confident in her ideas, and attuned to the people, places, and things shaping her world.
Soulful, hard-rocking, and blues-tinged singer-songwriter Celisse opens with a set on the Stoop. Her varied singing and acting career includes Godspell at Circle in the Square Theater; PBS’s The Electric Company; 30 Rock; Rescue Me; and in concert supporting Mariah Carey, Phish, and Melissa Etheridge.
Doors & DJ Set at 7PM
BRIC House Ballroom & Stoop
General Admission: Standing