Rahsaan Patterson live in Paris
Soul vocalist and songwriter Rahsaan Patterson is another in the line of new-school R&B singers who displayed a bit more integrity than most of the chart-toppers during the 1990s. After singing in church from the age of six, Patterson moved with his family from New York to California to star in the children’s show KIDS Incorporated. He later moved back to the East Coast, resuming his career with small TV roles and assorted commercials, but returned to Los Angeles in the early ’90s to record demos and contribute backing vocals to albums by Martika and Brandy, among others. Patterson proved himself a more than competent songwriter as well, penning hits like Tevin Campbell’s “Back to the World” and Brandy’s “Baby.” Those successes finally earned him a recording contract with MCA, which issued his self-titled debut album in early 1997. Love in Stereo followed two years later. After a hiatus from the performance spotlight, he released After Hours in August of 2005 and Wines & Spirits in September 2007. These two albums placed him near — or at — the top of the R&B underground. The sprawling Bleuphoria, issued nearly four years later, was his most eclectic and creatively ambitious album. Rashaan embarks on a European tour in 2019 to mark the highly anticipated 7th Studio album Heroes & Gods slated for release May 2019.
Chantae Cann is the charismatic influence with a voice that transcends through time. This top 10 Billboard Jazz Artist is steadily climbing in the ranks of the greats. Influences like Bobby McFerrin, Hiatus Kaiyote, Chaka Khan and countless others help shape the sounds that you hear throughout her music. Chantae’s music blends the exploratory sounds of Jazz with the feel good vibes of Soul, which makes for an enticing mixture. Collaborations with Tarriona “Tank” Ball from Tank and the Bangas, Grammy award-winning bands Snarky Puppy, PJ Morton, Masego and Foreign Exchange make up an impressive line-up of features.Chantae is not a novice to the industry. She has been blessed to travel the world as a background vocalist (10+ years) with India Arie and others.