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Date: 2013-05-27
Article Title: Jazz Vocalist Sonja Hopkins To Perform at the Frist Center on May 31
Article: If you like Phyllis Hyman and Angela Bofill, then you’ll love Nashville-based songwriter and jazz vocalist Sonja Porter Hopkins who will showcase her singing talent on Friday, May 31 at 6:00 pm at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts.
  While growing up in Mobile, Alabama, Sonja began her journey in a small Baptist church. She continued performing throughout her youth in many community events, college homecoming events and university pageants. Her passion for music and the arts continued to grow leading her to relocate to Nashville in 2001. Since relocating to Music City, she has been the featured concert vocalist for events in Nashville, Birmingham, Cincinnati and Los Angeles. Sonja attributes her drive and success to her family in Mobile and the support of her best friend and biggest fan, Steven Hopkins. The couple married in September of 2004.
  In May 2005, Sonja was featured on a Southern Gospel CD entitled New Joy! The proceeds from the project went to Camp McCleod, a youth camp that serves at-risk teens.
  In 2011, Sonja published “Because of You” in which she wrote and was later recorded and performed by Minister Bruce N. Seawood and Atlanta’s Spring Into Praise Mass Choir and produced by Grammy and Dove Award nominee Roger Ryan.
  In September 2012, Sonja introduced original music at, “A Jazz Awakening,” a showcase for industry professionals and supporters. The showcase featured contemporary jazz with a glimpse of nostalgic classics like “In a Sentimental Mood” as well as introducing a number of new, original works. The project she introduced is called “The Awakening” which is being produced by DeVon Gaither and Upper Echelon Entertainment.
  Her rich, nimble yet powerful vocals will leave you wanting more. Her impeccable talent is both entertaining and uplifting.
  The event is FREE and open to the public. For more information regarding the upcoming event, contact Frist Center at (615) 744-4914. To read more on Sonja Hopkins, visit