Event Type: Church/Worship Service, Club Date, Community Event/Celebration, Educational/School Concert, Party, Studio/Recording Session, Wedding Ceremony, Wedding Reception
About: Detroit’s leading Jazz Song Stylist offers music performances with group sizes from duo, trio, quartet, string quartet, and big band. Her style ranges from jazz standards, Latin jazz to love songs. Naima is available for parties, clubs, weddings, festivals, churches, universities and vocal workshops.
A recording artist, Naima’s CD’s are heard over the airwaves Nationally and Internationally. A Motown treasure, Naima has performed with some of the finest musicians from Metropolitan Detroit and the country including musicians recognized in the industry as award winning Michigan Jazz Masters: Wendell Harrison, Marcus Belgrave, and Donald Walden. Other jazz greats include Steve Turre, Geri Allen, James Carter, Rodney Whittaker, Kenny Burrell, and Della Reese. Highlights include: Who’s Who, Black Elegance Magazine, Down Beat Magazine, Performance Archives at the Detroit Institute of Arts, The Detroit Main Library-Azalea Hackley Files, The Spirit of Detroit Award, BET Jazz Discovery and the Creative Arts Grant Award from ArtServe Michigan for “The Life of Sarah Vaughan”. Naima has received rave reviews from jazz critics who consistently praise her musical talents.