Born in Illinois to immigrants from Rwanda and Uganga, African and Jazz legacies are crucial to Somi's sound. Referred to as a modern-day Miriam Makeba, JazzTimes magazine describes her performance as "the earthy gutsiness of Nina Simone blended with the fluid vocal beauty of Dianne Reeves," while Billboard remarks that she's "all elegance and awe... utterly captivating."
Somi is a TED Senior Fellow, inaugural Association of Performing Arts Presenters Fellow, founder of the non-profit New Africa Live, and a two-time recipient of the Doris Duke Foundation's French-American Jazz Exchange Composers’ Grant. She was a 2015 Artist-inResidence at UCLA's Center for the Art of Performance and The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation.
Somi's new recording, Petite Afrique is set for Spring 2017 release
Boathouse 400 Restaurant and Scullers Jazz Club combine to offer a Dinner and Show Package! Patrons enjoy preferred seating in the club as well as complimentary parking!
Scullers Jazz Club’s Boathouse 400 restaurant rekindles the magic of the great supper clubs with our Dinner and Show Package that enlivens all of the senses. The 3 course menu features a diverse selection of appetizers, entrees, desserts and one glass of house wine, beer or non-alcoholic beverage. For a nominal fee, guests can upgrade their beverage selection. The menu changes seasonally to ensure only the freshest ingredients are used! Add the dinner to your show ticket purchase for only $50.
*All Dinner and Show Package prices do not reflect applicable taxes, gratuity or additional beverages. For your convenience an 18% server gratuity and 7.00% state & local tax will be added to your check and a $50 credit will be applied toward restaurant charges. Packages and tickets are non-refundable.