Don’t miss Ledisi performing Saturday, September 21st at the Russian River Jazz & Blues Festival!
1. Name Meaning: Ledisi means “to bring forth” in Yoruba, the language spoken in Niger & Togo.
2. Young Start: Her first public performance was with the New Orleans Symphony Orchestra when she was 8 years old.
3. Accolades: She was nominated for 8 Grammys in 5 years.
4. Beyond Music: Ledisi was nominated for a Shellie Award in 1990 for playing Dorothy in a local production of The Wiz
5. Milestone: She performed at the White House during a tribute to “The Motown Sound”.