“One of the most important singers of all times”
A World Class Vocalist and Percussionist
“Vocalist Imani’s soul and spirit is the answer to jazz fans’ prayers.”
Mike Joyce – The Washington Post
As a vocalist, you could not ask for a more world class virtuoso. Imani has been on numerous recordings and there is no question that the music she conjures follows the same route. Her illustrious talents have graced many albums and soundtracks, including the National Geographic Television’s Explorer Series, most notably the Emmy-nominated film, the Jane Goodall Biography. She has also graced the stages of many festivals and venues, such as the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Curaçao Jazz Festival, San Antonio Jazz Festival and the Montreal International Jazz Festival.
Let yourself feel the music, open your mind and really listen to Imani
“IMANI has a warm, energetic unit that reaches out for one reason to connect with audiences of all ages. Their spirited sound is a captivating, infectious, and undeniable musical synergy that will become a part of you. Their array of energetic sounds embodies original compositions and classic standards to contagious world rhythms. She sings every song with her soul rooted firmly in it, and knows exactly what part of the journey it is.”
Latin American Folk Institute
“IMANI is a truly modern jazz singer – with strong roots in the past, an ear to the present and an eye on the future. If Betty Carter had done songs by Neil Young or Nine Inch Nails, she might have sounded much like IMANI, who has the chops and vision to make any tune sound like modern jazz. IMANI is a real jazz treasure.”
“IMANI takes you on an evocative journey through heart and mind…an opportunity to explore one’s self and enjoy the music of the vocal artist and her musicians. Together their musical communication makes me, you; want to listen again and again, each time discovering something fresh through music born in the spirit.”
“IMANI’s magic is a sonic aura that conjures up frame after frame of evocative images that will make you say whoo!”
“IMANI’s warmth and sensitivity has an artist, and ability to project in song a wide variety of human emotions, are indicative of a truly remarkable stylist who has brought new excitement to the various idioms of jazz.”
Atlanta Jazz Festival
Imani & Wynton Marsalis with Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra at Festival de Jazz de Montréal (2007)
Imani – Iris (2009)
All About Jazz-New York by Suzanne Lorge February 2009 DC-based vocalist/percussionist Imani has a deep, expressive voice equally at home on a jazz tune, a pop tune or a Hindi chant. All of these (and more) appear on her new CD Calling You (IFP Records).
IMANI the group, is a warm, energetic unit that reaches out for one reason, to connect with you. Their spirited sound is a captivating, infectious and undeniable musical synergy that will become a part of you!
IMANI the group is a warm, energetic unit that reaches out for one reason, to connect with you. Their spirited sound is a captivating, infectious and undeniable musical synergy that will become a part of you!