Akenya.

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 Evanston Public Library

  • Evanston Public Library 1703 Orrington Avenue Evanston, IL, 60201 United States (map)

The Birdhouse Jazz Series presents: Akenya
Sunday, June 3 at 4 p.m. in the Community Meeting Room, Main Library

Akenya is a singer, pianist, composer, and arranger. Trained in jazz performance at the New England Conservatory, she’s played with jazz heavy hitters like Esperanza Spalding, Fred Hersch, Vijay Iyer, and Dave Holland.

A Chicago native, Akenya is a vital part of the dynamic, evolving hip-hop and soul scenes, having collaborated with some of the city’s leading artists including singing the hook on Chance the Rapper’s “Windows” and touring as musical director and opening act for Noname.

Earlier Event: May 1
Akenya at Oberlin!
Later Event: June 14
Akenya at Elastic Arts