What: Concert— An Evening of Praise with Manifest and Friends
Recording Artists MANIFEST, Chaz Shepherd, and Nedelka Prescod
Hosted By: Ron Grant, host of Ron Grant & Friends Open Mic Showcase at the Village Underground
When: Friday, September 28, 2012, 7:30 P.M., Doors open at 7:00 p.m.
Where: Emmanuel Baptist Church, 279 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn, NY (at St. James Place)
Admission: Free and open to the public. RSVP to email@example.com
The concert will feature the unique musical style, striking harmonies, and infectious praise that are the hallmark of acclaimed Brooklyn-based men’s ensemble MANIFEST, who will perform songs from their debut album, Highest Praise (2011), as well as contemporary gospel favorites and new material—including the debut of a new song from renowned keyboardist, songwriter and producer Shedrick Mitchell. MANIFEST’s repertoire includes a range of original songs that span a number of musical genres from traditional gospel, to contemporary gospel, to jazz-infused inspirational songs, to holy hip hop. Their inaugural CD, Highest Praise, was produced by Shedrick Mitchell and debuted at #32 on Billboard’s Gospel Albums chart. The group has performed on Sirius XM’s Praise station and at Radio One’s Interactive One and has been featured in four television specials aired by Trinity Broadcasting’s JCTV’s 15th Street Live. MANIFEST was featured in the April 30, 2012 issue of JET magazine in “Gospel Gold: The Acts You Should Know.” They joined James Fortune and FIYA, Kierra Sheard, Le’Andria Johnson, Amber Bullock and JJ Hairston & Youthful Praise as JET’s top picks of “spiritual singers who are taking their careers to new highs” and headed for “superstardom.”
Music personality and music industry executive Ron Grant will host the concert. It will also feature recording artist and actor Chaz Shepherd, who starred on Broadway in Oprah Winfrey Presents The Color Purple and has had feature roles on Seventh Heaven and The Game. Chaz has released two R&B solo albums and has been featured on recordings by gospel artists. Singer/songwriter Nedelka Prescod has worked on various recordings of independent and major labels and is featured on GRAMMY® Award-winning saxophonist Kenny Garrett’s two latest recording projects, one of which was GRAMMY®-nominated. She independently released her debut solo album, Manifest, in 2008.