Chris Turner

Chris Turner

In April 2011, he was selected by BET to perform on 106 and Park as an “Artist To Watch” for BET's Music Matters campaign.

Chris released his first single, “Liquid Love,” in 2010, and is working on his album, “LOVEchild.”
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“Music is what I do….” This classically trained crooner deftly combines streams of jazz, hip-hop, funk, and soul in his music; he’s as comfortable with falsetto and scatting as he is with laying down smooth and creative phrasings.

Growing up Oakland, CA, Chris Turner knew at the age of four that he wanted to be a singer just like his father. As a child, he was member of the Kairos Youth Choir at Crowden Music School, performed at the age of nine with the San Francisco Opera Company, and was a student with the Young Musicians Program at the University of California (YMP), one of the leading music training programs in the nation. Chris graduated from the School of the Arts (SOTA) High School in San Francisco and was selected to be the featured vocalist for the SF Jazz High School All-Stars, opening up for jazz greats like Herbie Hancock, Wynton Marsalis, and Michael Brecker. He was later selected to the prestigious GRAMMY High School Jazz Ensemble and performed with many GRAMMY artists including Carlos Santana, Kirk Whalum, and Dave Koz.

Chris graduated from the New School University for Jazz and Contemporary Music in 2007. He currently tours internationally with Bilal Oliver and has toured with Gwen Stefani, Kelly Clarkson, Chris Brown, Bow Wow, Soulja Boy, and Sean Kingston.

Siaira Shawn

SiairaShawn seeks to be the conduit through which you feel the past, grasp the present, and envision what the future could be.

SiairaShawn is a artist, aspiring renaissance woman, and worker of and for the community, born and raised in San Francisco, California. She started singing at the ripe old age of three and her defining music moment came in elementary school when she played Alice in Alice in Wonderland and her solo received a standing ovation. That was the moment she knew that performing would be her life. She attended San Francisco School of the Arts with a concentration in theatre. She attended Howard University and graduated in 2006 from San Francisco State University.

She performs and produces creative projects from sea to shining sea. She has shared stages with performers such as Goapele, Bilal, Bliz the Ambassador, Kindred, Dwele, Zion I, and many more. She is currently working with producers such as Keelay, Knxwledge, and collaborating with many others.

She has many influences from soul legends like Donny Hathaway to revolutionary thinkers such as Audre Lorde. SiairaShawn wants to bring a much needed light to the up and coming talent in the Bay Area and bring a level of artistry, creativity, and purpose to music that she believes the people deserve.



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Chris Turner with Siaira Shawn

Wednesday, December 28 · Doors 9:00 PM / Show 10:00 PM at Vitus