ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI Alexis Jones, the 17-year-old St. Louis R&B artist known as Gabbii, will be showcased as the Kwame Foundation’s 2015 Live Your Dream scholarship recipient at the “Live Your Dream in Music” concert on March 14, 7 p.m. at the Maryville University Auditorium, 650 Maryville University Drive. Tickets are available at the door starting at 6 p.m. General admission is $15. A limited number of VIP tickets, which include admission, refreshments and a CD, will be available for $30
Gabbii is a senior at Central Visual and Performing Arts High School. The 2014 Live Your Dream scholarship recipient Brianna Elise Brown recorded an album, received coaching, performed live and documented her journey in a video at www.tbeatsstudio.com/live-your-dream/.
The Kwame Foundation Live Your Dream scholarship supports talented high school seniors who have a passion in the arts but who otherwise might not have an opportunity to achieve their career dreams in music, dance, spoken word, and art. Recipients are signed to record at TBeats Studio and receive a full range of artist development services including album production, booking at national and local events, artistic development, fashion and career consulting, marketing and more.
Alexis Jones, the 17-year-old known as Gabbii has been a standout singer from an early age. Gabbii was selected to sing in Junior Stars at Six Flags at the age of 10. She also won the grand prize for the ‘Street Dreamz Living the Dream Contest’ and was semi-finalist in the ‘Teen Talent Competition’ hosted by the Fox Theater. In addition to her musical abilities, Gabbii is an actress who has appeared in dramatic productions written and directed by Joel P. E. King, including Meeting at the Elder’s Circle, Through the Eyes, Real life and Issues of Love starring Kendra C. Johnson from Monique’s Phat Girlz and BET’s The Game. For music clips and more information about Gabbii, visit www.tbeatsstudio.com/project/gabbii/.
Live Your Dream Documentary (2014 Recipient Brianna Brown) www.tbeatsstudio.com/sample/live-your-dream/
ABOUT KWAME FOUNDATION
The Kwame Foundation is a non-profit charitable organization that creates opportunities for youth in underserved communities through mentorship and scholarships. In 2014, Kwame Foundation launched the “Live Your Dream” scholarship program to help talented high school students who are passionate about the arts pursue their career dreams in music, dance, the spoken word, and art. Founded by Kim and Anthony (Tony) Thompson, CEO of Kwame Building Group, the Kwame Foundation develops a doorway of opportunity into the professional world through mentoring programs and scholarship opportunities. For more information on Kwame Foundation, visit www.kwamefoundation.org or call (314) 754-5619.
ABOUT TBEATS STUDIO
TBeats Studio is a quality music recording facility at 1204 Washington Avenue in St. Louis where musicians can create, learn and progress in their careers. TBeats offers a full range of music production services including high-quality music production, recording, engineering and mastering. TBeats also provides classes and a summer camp in audio recording, engineering, recording software and equipment. Artist support services include songwriting, publishing, artistic development, public relations, marketing, acting, fashion and career counsel. TBeats Studio is a collaboration between business partners Tony Thompson, founder of Kwame Foundation and CEO of Kwame Building Group, and music producer Chris ‘Klevah!’ Shaw. For more information on TBeats Studio, call (314) 754-5618, email TBeatsStudios@gmail.com or www.tbeatsstudio.com
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