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Upper Marlboro, MD

First show of 2023! I’m so looking forward to performing with this fantastic band! It will be a great night of R&B/Soul, Gospel and Jazz!

"Unique sound!” “A great mix of music for all music lovers!” “A truly quality and fun musical experience!”

These are just some of the ways people describe the Circle Of Friends and their concerts. The Circle Of Friends is both a group of unique musicians and singers but also a true group of friends. With a great mix of singers and musicians with musical influences from almost every music genre you can think of, they seek to give a fresh and unordinary experience every time they perform.

Advance tickets $25 | Day of Event $30

City Winery Washington DC presents L.A. Young – Holiday Tribute to Sade & Phyllis Hyman live in concert on Monday, December 26 at 7:30 PM. L. A. Young grew up in the midst of a musical revolution in 1980s Ohio; the epicenter of Funk. A fusion of R&B, Rock and Blues, Funk defines so much of L. A.'s core raised on bands including Cameo, the Ohio Players, Lakeside and Dazzband. Also heavily influenced by MoTown and Pop. L. A. has been described as Chaka Kahn meets Phylis Hyman. Phyllis, however, is L. A.'s alter ego; a contralto, L. A. possesses a haunting similarity to her alto range, timbre and love of ballads with lyrics that tug at your heart. L.A. is recording several original songs for a forthcoming CD including songs by multi Grammy nominee, Vinnie Barrett.

Tickets $20 - $38

Vocalist and international recording artist, Nia Simmons returns to Blue Dolphin to bring the music lovers of the DMV area a great evening of R&B, Jazz and Soul along with Phaze II Band. Presented by The Cornelius Project LLC. Tickets: $40 (plus $1.88 processing fee per ticket for online purchases)

2021 was a breakout year for bassist and composer Christian de Mesones. His debut solo album, “They Call Me Big New York” features 25 national recording artists, has garnered multiple top-ten singles and is closing in on 2 million streams on Spotify. His 2020 single, “Big Tall Wish” was featured on the Dave Koz Lounge show on Watercolors Sirius XM and reached #6 on the Groove Jazz/RadioWave chart. Jazziz Magazine featured a fan favorite from the album, “Year of the Dragon,” in its World Music edition, and the song reached #1 on the Radio Guitar One Network. His latest single, “Hispanica (Instrumental)” featuring legendary pianist Bob James, delivers de Mesones his greatest chart success to date, reaching #1 on Billboard’s Smooth Jazz Airplay chart and landing solidly near or at the top of MediaBase, RadioWave,, and Groove Jazz charts. de Mesones also reached #1 on Allen Kepler’s Smooth Jazz Network Top 100 Chart, was one of their Breakout Artist nominees for 2021, and was nominated as Instrumentalist of the Year on for the second year in a row. de Mesones rounded out a stellar year as the Central Standard Time Show’s Artist of the Year for 2021, and Brian Culbertson featured “Hispanica (Instrumental)” in his SiriusXM Radio Watercolors “Year in in Review” show as one of the Top 25 Songs of 2021.

Get ready for an EPIC night in Beaufort, SC! Gwen Yvette, joined by AMAZING artists, Nia Simmons and LaTrese Bush, will honor the Queen of Soul in a musical tribute on her 80th Birthday! We are taking time also to honor some LEGENDARY Queens in music and entertainment-Dr. Marlena Smalls, Mildred Daniels & Anita Singleton-Prather. A portion of the proceeds from this event with go towards the Gwen Yvette Geechee Soul Scholarship Fund. A celebration of love and music that is not to be missed!

The Cornelius Project LLC presents An Evening of Jazz, Soul & Funk featuring Nia Simmons and Madz Johnson with Phaze II Band. Join us for what will be a great night of live music on Thursday, July 22nd at the Blue Dolphin Seafood Bar & Grill (Crofton, MD)! Limited seating per CDC guidelines so get your tickets as soon as possible. Doors open 6pm. Show time 7pm. Tickets $30.

Online Sales Have Ended. Tickets can be purchased at the door until sold out.

Tickets purchased through will be available at the door at Will Call under the purchaser’s name.

Nia Simmons Live (Virtual Concert)


Join me on November 21st at 7pm EST for a virtual concert live streamed on YouTube as I celebrate the release of the new single “Relax”, and also the 5th anniversary of my album “A Songbird’s Journey”.

I’m so happy to be a part of this fundraising effort for deserving scholars at my alma mater! I’m one of several artists participating in a virtual benefit concert on Tuesday, July 7th at 8pm EDT raising funds for the Ladies of Howard University Scholarship Fund! All donations are greatly appreciated. Visit to watch the live stream and for more details. #HU #UKnow #ProudAlum #LadiesofHU #ScholarshipFund #LOHUpayingitforward Requested donation is $18.67 to help us reach our $25,000 goal. Confirmed Artists: Jeff Corry Black Root Carronne Jones Kenny Wesley Coniece Washington Petra Martin Nia Simmons Lauren Nicole Charis Jones

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