BOB BERNHARDT conductor | LEELA JAMES
GRAND RAPIDS SYMPHONY COMMUNITY CHORUS, DUANE DAVIS director
R&B powerhouse singer/songwriter Leela James first burst onto the scene with her 2005 debut album A Change is Gonna Come, introducing audiences to her soaring sultry vocal dexterity. She quickly garnered nominations for Outstanding New Artist at the NAACP Image Awards and Best R&B/Soul or Rap New Artist of 2008 at the Soul Train Music Awards. James has gone on to record five subsequent albums including My Soul, which reached #7 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip Hop Albums Chart with the song "Don't Want You Back" which rose to #1 on the Billboard Adult R&B chart. Now experience her live with your Grand Rapids Symphony!