singer. pianist. composer. arranger.

The official website for the 23-year-old singer, pianist, composer, and arranger Akenya Seymour. 

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Akenya at Steppenwolf Theatre!

  • Steppenwolf Theatre 1700 North Halsted Street Chicago, IL, 60614 United States (map)


Doors 7:30
Show: 8:00

Buy TIX here--->http://bit.ly/2cDBWB0 
Akenya is young multi-genre singer, pianist, composer and arranger whose music places a
strong emphasis on jazz and the culmination of hip-hop, funk, pop, classical, and world music. Her voice, style and sound—both poignant and riveting—is sure to make this intimate evening a transformative experience for audience members. For this one night engagement, Akenya will perform a slew of original works and arrangements with her five piece band.


“As gifted a vocalist as Akenya is a musician, she transforms out-of-the-box, groove laden arrangements with effortlessly smooth vocals”
—WNUR.org, Northwestern

“Akenya is a singular talent in the Chicago music community. She commands the stage like a combination of James Brown, Billie Holiday, and a hungry emcee conquering a cypher.” 
—AirGo Radio, Chicago

Earlier Event: October 12
Noname and TheMIND at Baby's All Right
Later Event: October 22
Akenya at CHICAGOMADE A&R Auditions