The Apollo Music Café series is designed to bring independent, cutting-edge artists to a forward-thinking audience. Featuring diverse performances across a myriad of genres (R&B, hip hop, soul, jazz, pop, funk, and rock), this monthly series showcases artists drawn from the independent music scene who are destined to impact the way music is heard and experienced. Certain Music Café presentations will complement Apollo Music Mainstage events such as Africa Now! and the WOW - Women of the World Festival.
Apollo Music Cafe, Past Event
If anyone were to lead a music revolution, it would be New York-based singer and songwriter known as J. Hoard. He is the former vocalist of the legendary curated hip hop jam session The Lesson in the Lower East Side and has become a staple in the urban and traditional music scenes. Praised by Downbeat magazine, J. Hoard’s compositions easily shift in genre and communicate his love of the Black Church and allure of the Great White Way. His songwriting and performance credits include Chance the Rapper, hip-hop royalty Jean Grae & Quelle Chris and a host of jazz/experimental artists such as Sonnymoon, Javier Santiago and Meshell Ndegeocello.
Tonight, the revolution will be televised. Tune-in and experience the power of J. Hoard in concert.
Let’s stay connected! Follow @jhoardmusic & @apollotheater and find more of J. Hoard’s music here on Spotify.