March 1 7:00 pm

The music of artists such as Nina Simone, The Staple Singers, and KoKo Taylor and original songs by the artist are brought together to tell the story of the artist’s journey. There are stories shared regarding tradition and inspiration.
All Ages
Brooklyn Raised – Baltimore native Gisele Jackson toured as a “Raylette” with legendary musician Ray Charles, shared many a stage with the incomparable Donna Summer and grooved with James Brown, the Godfather of Soul. She has performed in 35+ countries; covering 4 continents: Africa, Asia, Europe and North America. She has performed solo at leading jazz houses in the U.S. and been the opening act for Tito Puente, Bette Midler, The Commodores, the B-52’s and a host of other music giants across a variety of genres. A most memorable performance was at Carnegie Hall with the NY Pops, Marvin Hamlisch, Conductor. Ms. Jackson’s worldwide smash hit “Love Commandments” reached #3 on Billboard’s Dance chart and today is a bona fide “Club Classic”. Other performances include international music festivals, major openings, numerous celebrity weddings, corporate events for Fortune 500 companies, Hollywood premieres, and award ceremonies. She was requested to perform at the Inauguration of U.S. President William H. Clinton, and so she did!