Nashville, Tenn., January, 23 2020 – Twelve-time Grammy nominated and jazz singer Ledisi will headline the Ryman Auditorium with the world-renowned Fisk Jubilee Singers® on Sunday, March 8 at 7:30 p.m. Proceeds from this year’s Spring Sing concert will benefit the Fisk Jubilee Singers’ Endowed scholarship fund.
The concert will feature the Singers’ traditional repertoire and collaborations with special guest, Ledisi under the direction of Paul T. Kwami, D.M.A. Shannon Sanders, the GRAMMY®, Emmy and Dove award-winning producer, will serve as co-musical director for the concert with Kwami. “The Fisk Jubilee Singers® and the Ryman Auditorium are two of Nashville's greatest institutions and I am honored to again work alongside Dr. Kwami and the Singers to present a great night of music for the Nashville community.”
Twelve-time Grammy nominated R&B and jazz recording artist, songwriter and actress formed the group Anibade in 1995 and later, LeSun Records with Sundra Manning. This was followed by the release of an album entitled “Soulsinger”. She has released eight studio albums between 2007 and 2017.
The Fisk Jubilee Singers®, organized as a choral ensemble in 1871, have played an important role in introducing and sustaining the tradition of the Negro spiritual to the world. The ensemble traveled throughout the world in the 1800s, singing songs that were sacred to them and raising money to support Fisk University. Today, the ensemble continues to travel globally and is comprised of Fisk University students who are selected annually through an audition process. This ensemble has received numerous awards, including induction into the Music City Walk of Fame and the GRAMMY® Hall of Fame. The Fisk Jubilee Singers® were also awarded the National Medal of Arts, the nation’s highest artistic honor, in 2008 at the White House by former President George W. Bush.
A National Historic Landmark, the Ryman Auditorium is an eight-time winner of the prestigious Pollstar Theatre of the Year award. The historic venue is well-known as the Mother Church of Country Music and is the most famous former home of Grand Ole Opry (1943-1974). The Ryman has been featured in numerous film and television projects including “Coal Miner’s Daughter,” “The Johnny Cash Show,” “American Idol,” “Nashville” and more. While offering a diverse lineup and thriving concert schedule (with over 200 shows per year), the venue is also open for daytime tours year-round. A coveted under-play for many, her iconic stage has seen the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Mumford and Sons and Tom Petty in recent years.
Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased at https://ryman.com/events/fisk-jubilee-singers/ or by contacting the box office at (615) 889-3060. For more information on the Spring Sing concert or The Fisk Jubilee Singers®, please contact Dr. Paul Kwami at firstname.lastname@example.org or 615-329-8744.