Music, Art, Life

Friday, Mar 17th
5:00PM - 11:00PM
Kenny Dorham's Backyard
1106 E 11th St, Austin, TX 78702


"Music, Art, Life" at Kenny Dorhams' Backyard will be a musically immersive experience sharing music of varying genres from R&B to Soul, Funk, Hip-Hop, House, Rock, etc. via live performance and DJ sets as well as featuring art from local and national artists in multiple disciplines. The evening will be one that shows the power of the arts in general and specifically Music, visual and the performing arts.

Music, Art, Life will be broadcast live on Urban Eclectic Internet Radio Station and feature live performances from:

Mike Bennett & The SoulGlo Orchestra - Power-Funk for the People. Mike Bennett & The SoulGlo Orchestra are a blend of classic rock, soul, and indie funk, marinated to perfection in Brooklyn. It's an electric, eclectic, positive vibe party. Formed by Mike Bennett in 2016, SoulGlo is comprised of Akos Forgacs on bass, Mark Bell on drums, Jaquelene Acevedo on percussion, Nandi Kayyy on vocals, Isaac Hernandez on guitar, and Ameer Weston on keys. They released their self-titled EP SoulGlo in January 2017, followed by their two singles Catch My Breath and Natural Selection in July 2017. The band regularly performs in the northeast in New York City.

Jessie Laine Powell - Whether you enjoy the R&B, Jazz, or soulful arrangements in her sound, Jessie aims to leave her fans feeling renewed and motivated as she takes you on a intimate musical journey. Jessie’s lyrics to speak to your heart and mind and bring joy through her uplifing music. I help bring wellness to the spirit, body and soul! Her professional career started at the age of 14. Now with over 40 years in the music industry her passion and drive to bring quality music to the world is on high alert. After having been blessed to travel the globe singing, my heart's desire is to now help heal our world through her gift. Jessie created the "Tru-Fan Experence", doing online zoom performances and reaching out to as many people to uplift and encourage them and she welcomes the "Tru Fans" to to live in person shows as well to share the uplifting power of music.

Mavis SWAN Poole - Mavis SWAN Poole is an Award winning Jazz, Soul/RnB, Gospel, & Reggae Singer Songwriter who’s worked w Lauryn Hill, Prince, Sheryl Crow, The Heavy, Gladys Knight, Roy Hargrove, The Wailers, Shirley Caesar, & Mavis Staples. She’s performed @ Coachella, Essence, Jazz In The Garden. TV-‘Vinyl’ (HBO), Jimmy Fallon. She is a singer’s singer. Known by many soul and jazz greats for her tremendous vocal stylings, Mavis SWAN Poole has become a sought-after singer, songwriter and bandleader over the past few years. Al Jarreau loved her work and legendary trombonist Curtis Fuller dubbed her “Little Ella.” We first heard Mavis on her fantastic work leading the band Soul Understated. in late 2022 Mavis released her new single “The Assignment” which is the first single from her debut solo LP/EP “Adult Time Volume 1”.

All the artists will be backed by the Austin, Texas based band Rollin' Souls.

You'll also be able to dance under the stars to music from the DJ's, Enjoy visual art from local and national artists and watch music created live by producers and beatmakers.

The evening is presented by & the WDDS collective and hosted by Aja Cobbs, Visual Artist and Founder of The Art Trap House. The event is free and open to everyone. No badges or wristbands necessary.

*This Is Not An Official SXSW Event*



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