Jolie Rocke is on the Texas Commission on the Arts Texas Touring Roster. Support may be available to assist with our booking fees through the Arts Respond Performance Support grant program. This quarterly program provides support to Texas schools, libraries, and nonprofit organizations for hiring an artist from the TCA Touring Roster to give a performance, residency, or workshop. These applications are funded based on a sliding scale ranging from 30% to 50% of contracted fees. Support is based on TCA’s available funds.
Contact TCA at 512/463-5535 for more information.
***Now Available in VIRTUAL formats***
This production pays homage to the life, achievements and acclaim of 14 pioneering vocalist in opera, classical music, ballads, spirituals, jazz, R&B, gospel, and pop music. These inspiring women who contributed significantly to their times and culture are featured in the banner exhibit, "Sing the Truth: Voices from The Amistad Center for Art & Culture." Through biographical sketches, this production celebrates the African American female performance tradition and its impact on the fight for freedom and equality. Spanning more than 100 years, these women defined career paths that fed them artistically, financially, and politically as they enriched this nation and the world. This presentation is appropriate for all age groups at any time of year, including Black History Month & Women's History Month. Available as virtual streamed film, live staged production, or lecture-demo presentation.
Jolie teamed up with Producer and nationally acclaimed Pianist, Joel Martin of Jazzical® to present a new and original sound for sacred hymns, maintaining their recognizable traditional melodies while infusing elements of jazz, gospel and classical music genres.
Performance Options: Two vocalists with Piano or Rhythm Section (piano, bass, and drums). Available in 45-, 60- and 90-minute formats. Guest artists and/or choirs are optional add ons. 60-minute Lecture/Demonstration. Appropriate for all ages at churches, libraries, theaters, and restaurants (gospel brunch).
The works of American literary artist, Langston Hughes, are loved throughout the world. There are more than 800 song settings of his poetry. This presentation will bring you into Langston’s world of poetry and his love of music through art songs by American composers Margaret Bonds, Ricky Ian Gordon, Hale Smith and others. Volunteers may be chosen in advance by the hiring agent to recite poetry during the presentation. This presentation is appropriate for all age groups at any time of year, including Black History Month.
Have you ever wondered how your body produces vocal sounds? This presentation helps you to discover how the body uses air to support vocal production. You will also learn about techniques and exercises singers use to develop their voice. This program focuses on vocal anatomy for singers and is appropriate for ages 5 through adult.
Marian Anderson’s iconic career inspired many artists, especially African-American classical singers who were afforded opportunities because of her socio-political impact on race relations and gender. This inspirational presentation explores how identity impacts performance and social interaction within the communities we serve. Appropriate for adults, higher education, and voice professionals.
Jolie Rocke presents a recital of songs composed or traditionally performed by African-American artists. This multi-genre program introduces audiences to little known facts about African American composers, instrumentalists, and singers whose work is often overlooked, undervalued, or hidden from main stage audiences. This rich cultural heritage enriched through many struggles and triumphs, and the importance of keeping this body of work alive and strong will be explored through musical theatre, opera, classical art song, spirituals, jazz, blues, gospel, hymns and more. This presentation is appropriate for all age groups at any time of year, including Black History Month.
With soaring high notes and smoky low tones, Jolie has been singing since the age of 3. This concert features the diverse music that has inspired her on the journey of life. Her versatility and singular interpretations of jazz, musical theater, gospel, and classical music reach your soul, leaving lasting impressions. Appropriate for all ages at schools, libraries, churches and stage venues.
Please join us as we showcase our talented students in 30-45 minute recitals. Recitals are usually held on the first Sunday of the month at 3pm cst/4pm est/1 pm pst. Recitals posted are open to the public with an optional donation.