As a media partner with the exciting Kranzberg Art Foundation’s Music at the Intersection Festival, slated for Saturday and Sunday. I am so happy to be a part of so many talented artists and entertainers.
In addition to that, some of those talents, I have had the pleasure of enjoying their work. Last week, we’d featured native gal Denise Thimes (with an “s”), this week as the weekend’s event approaches, we showcases another native vocal prowess Anita Jackson.
This will be yet another family friendly event for everyone, so grab your lawn chairs and get ready to be entertained. Click here for tickets.
About Anita Jackson:
Anita Jackson is a native of St. Louis, Missouri who returned home after living in New York City for twelve years. She is a graduate of the American Music and Dramatic Academy in New York and has performed extensively nationally and internationally in theater productions, concerts and workshops. She has recorded and performed as a background vocalist for several artists in the music industry.
She recorded as a background vocalist for Bette Midler on her acclaimed song “From a Distance” which won the Grammy Award for Song of the Year in 1991; as a background vocalist for Patti Austin on “I Can Move this Mountain”; and Mariah Carey on “Anytime You Need a Friend”. Anita has toured and performed as a background vocalist for recording artist Chico DeBarge on his “Long Time, No See” album which was released in 1997. His national tour featured the artist Joe, and Erykah Badu with whom Anita was blessed to perform and tour. She is a background vocalist on Cissy Houston’s 1996 Grammy award winning “Face to Face” album which won the Grammy Award for Best Traditional Gospel Album of 1996, as well as her “He Leadeth Me” album which won the Grammy award in the same category in 1997.
As a gospel BGV, Anita has performed with Shirley Caesar, the late Albertina Walker, Dorothy Norwood and Tramaine Hawkins. Anita was a featured vocalist on the 2014 “Reach Week in New York City” live recording for New Hope for the World Ministries recorded in Harlem, New York under the auspices of Rev. Terrance L. Kennedy and New Hope Community Church, which also featured national gospel artist Vickie Winans and New York’s own Melonie Daniels. With New Hope for the World Ministries, Anita has been blessed to be a featured missionary vocalist in Kampala, Uganda and Buenos Aires, Argentina.
In St. Louis, Anita has been a featured player with the St. Louis Black Repertory Theatre. She has performed as a featured player in “Gospel at Colonus”, “Ain’t Misbehavin'”, “Crowns”, as Caroline in “Caroline or Change” and as the Lady in “Blues in the Night” for which she was nominated for a St. Louis Kevin Kline Award for Best Actress in a Musical. Anita performed as Bertha in “Hello from Bertha” at the inaugural Tennessee Williams festival in St. Louis under the direction of David Kaplan. She was nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama by the St. Louis Theatre Circle for her performance. Recently, she performed the role of Grandma Dorothy in the new film “A New Holiday”, a Christmas celebration based on the life of a young Thelma Steward, wife of Dave Steward of World Wide Technologies, directed by Brian Owens for Nine PBS. Read more
Hope to see you all at the event. Those readers who do not have tickets may still have a chance to win free tickets and get a fabulous T-shirt!
Stop by The Heartland St. Louis Black Chamber of Commerce this week to win free tickets to Music At The Intersection! Contact us today to rep Black business at the festival with a FREE Black Chamber Tee.
929 N. Spring Avenue, Suite B Saint Louis, MO 63108 (314) 282-5592