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Wonderful: A Tribute to Stevie Wonder

Stevland Hardaway Judkins, known in the world of music as Stevie Wonder, is a singer, producer, and composer of genres such as Soul, R & B, funk, and jazz. Blind virtually since birth, Wonder’s heightened awareness of sound helped him create vibrant, colorful music teeming with life and ambition.

Stevie Wonder has influenced and inspired us all over the last sixty years! Join us as we pay tribute to the living legend through song on this, his birthday weekend.

Vocalists Talisha HolmesMonique “Maverick” MitchellJamalia JacksonKDNL along with instrumental musicians Brandon “BJazz” Scott, Mike EalyWillie Brown Jr., and Rob Riley, will be performing some of their favorite classics and B-side cuts.

Marquisa (Monique) Mitchell or “Maverick” is an accomplished Background Singer and Vocal Coach, born and raised in Gary, Indiana, with over 35 years experience of live performing and session singing. Her commanding, soulful vocals along with the uncanny ability to mimic, makes her a versatile songstress, able to adapt to any genre and project.

No matter who is on the bandstand, Talisha Holmes is known for giving both an energetic and intimate show. Talisha specializes in an eclectic fusion of jazz, soul, pop, folk, electro and rock.

Jamalia Jackson is a vocalist with over twenty years of experience in multiple genres of music ranging in gospel, choral, reggae, rhythm and blues, soul, and pop. Similarly to her musical range, Jamalia has been influenced by a broad depth of talent from her youth in Warren, Ohio to her evolution as a background vocalist in Columbus, Ohio.

A multi-hyphenate Creative who calls Columbus, OH his home, KDNL. (pronounced K. Daniel) has blessed stages with his fire and passion for song, dance, theatre and much more. Currently, his role in the community is serving as the Festival Coordinator for the Columbus Arts Festival.

Rob Riley is a Chameleon of the groove. As a drummer, his professional career spans over 30 years playing gospel, rock, hip hop, jazz, and also 20 plus years in music production. Rob has proven time and time again to be the foundation of many groups.

Though anyone can see the passion in his face behind the keys, Brandon “B Jazz” Scott is more than your average piano man. The writer/producer/musician is a perfect storm of creativity, simplicity and eagerness that has some of the biggest names in Soul music buzzing about his unique sound.

Since being forced as a young lad to play a fretless bass (the closest thing he had to his then-true love, the guitar), Mike Ealy has always added a unique tilt in his approach to the instrument. Influenced by a vanguard of innovators such as Victor Wooten and Matthew Garrison, Mike’s propensity for harmonic expansion over the foundational root of the instrument provides a unique landscape for the listeners’ journey, no matter the piece, familiar or new.

Willie Brown Jr, a masterful R&B guitarist with soulful melodies that captivate audiences around the world. Born in Jersey City and raised in the heart of the vibrant NYC music scene, Willie found his passion for music at a young age. Infusing elements of Gospel, blues, funk, and soul into his R&B sound, Willie’s playing is a unique blend of smooth grooves and powerful emotion.

With his mesmerizing guitar skills, Willie quickly became a rising star in the industry. His dynamic performances leave audiences spellbound, as he effortlessly weaves together intricate guitar solos and rhythms.

Offstage, Willie is a humble and down-to-earth individual, always willing to lend a helping hand and share his musical knowledge with others. With a deep love for his craft and a drive to inspire and uplift through his music, Willie Brown Jr is a true talent to watch in the world of Gospel, Soul & RnB music and on top of all that, he toured with Alicia Keys, Missy Elliott, Total, Faith, Kelly Price, Donny McClurkin, The Winans and many more of today’s national recording artists.

Food & Bar: Our full food and drink menu will be available before and during the show.


Date: Thursday, June 27

Time: 8:30 pm

Doors Open: 7:30 pm