Amina Claudine Myers (piano, vocals), Richarda Abrams (MC, vocals), Jeanette T. Carter (vocals), Chinyelu Ingram (vocals)
Amina Claudine Myers is a pianist, organist, vocalist, composer, actress and educator who has been making music for decades.
She began as a very young child taking piano lessons, went on to participate in church choirs, singing and playing gospel and rhythm and blues. Myers graduated from Philander Smith College in Arkansas with a degree in Art and Music Education.
She later moved to Chicago, where she worked for several years as a public school teacher and where in 1966 she became a member of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM).
Amina has released 11 albums under her own name, has collaborated with countless artists and entities, composed for theatre, conducted choirs and orchestras, been a teacher…. Throughout her long career she has worked with artists such as Archie Shepp, Charlie Haden’s Liberation Orchestra, James Blood Ulmer, Lester Bowie, Bob Stewart, Joey Baron, Gene Ammons, Sonny Stitt, Muhal Richard Abrams, Bill Laswell, Eddie Harris, Von Freeman, Anthony Braxton, Henry Threadgill, Frank Lowe, Rahsaan Roland Kirk….
Amina currently resides and continues to teach in New York and her performances are a tribute to black gospel bands of the 50s.