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Soul Sessions @ District Live = SOLD OUT

A special evening of live music, sophisticated soul, and an electric atmosphere
insert_invitation Fri, Jun 21, 2024 8:00 PM (EDT)
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400 W River St
Savannah, Georgia 31401

Soul Sessions brings together Georgia’s top R&B talent for a special evening of live music, sophisticated soul, and an electric atmosphere that can only be found at District Live for an unforgettable evening of music and community.

This special evening will be hosted by American R&B Singer, Songwriter and Record Producer Jon B. and feature live performances by R&B star Sharese Janay, recording artist Cyrenthia Threat, and musical director Willie “Fn” Jones. The evening’s talent is curated by Savannah performing artist and entrepreneur Delandrian Aikens of Digistar and CJ the DJ.

Jon B. comes from a musical family and in 1992, while shopping demos he caught the attention of Tracey Edmonds, then-president and CEO of Yab-Yum Records. His debut album Bonafide (1995) spawned the hit singles "Pretty Girl" and "Someone to Love" (featuring Babyface), the latter of which reached the top ten on the Billboard Hot 100 and was nominated at the Grammys Awards for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals. The following year, he co-wrote the single "Say You'll Be There" for the Spice Girls. His second album Cool Relax (1997), was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Cool Relax included the hit singles "Are U Still Down" (featuring Tupac Shakur) and "They Don't Know". His third album, Pleasures U Like (2001) reached the top ten on the Billboard 200 chart.

CJ The DJ is a captivating DJ, Producer, Radio Personality, & certified Entertainer. Beginning his career in 2008, he would go from doing just clubs in the Coastal Empire, to controlling the crowds at arena on various tours, as well as speaking to the masses with a #1 radio show on both Hip Hop stations in his hometown of Savannah, GA.

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Sharese “Resee” Janay is a talented singer-songwriter with ties to Savannah, Ga. who captivates audiences with her seductive R&B love songs that leave a lasting impact. Born in the Bronx, N.Y., Janay began singing at the age of four and promptly started winning major talent competitions at the age of five. Today, she is a talented R&B star who channels the essence of soul legends like Patti LaBelle and Luther Vandross in her live performances.

Cyrenthia Threat is a singer and recording artist from Hinesville, Ga. who has been singing for 37 years. At five years old, Threat began singing at church and later gravitated to R&B and jazz. Threat’s style and voice have been influenced by world-renowned artists, including Anita Baker, Stephanie Mills, Prince, and Erykah Badu, and her showmanship draws inspiration from iconic artists like Chaka Khan and Janet Jackson. To date, Threat has recorded and performed with numerous national recording artists, including Natasha Cobbs Leonard, Peabo Bryson, Byron Cage, Le’Andria Johnson, Mali Music, Joshua Rogers, RLW, and Kierra Sheard.  

Willie “Fn” Jones is the founder of Euphonic Music LLC and the long-standing musical director for “American Idol” winner Candice Glover as well as the captivating NuVyb ensemble. Previously, he served as the musical director for Savannah College of Art & Design’s production “BAM” and delivered a noteworthy performance alongside R&B/soul artist George Lovett at the illustrious Apollo Theater in New York. Jones also lends his musical prowess to diverse local bands within Savannah, GA’s vibrant music scene.

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District Live
400 W River St
Savannah, Georgia 31401