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Shaker Speaks : An Evening With Mariama Whyte

TBA upon purchase

Only 50 tickets available. Proceeds will benefit The Shaker Schools Foundation.

Singer, songwriter, actor and educator Mariama Whyte will entertain us with an evening of song and stories in a private home. Mariama has wowed audiences in leading roles with the Broadway national tours of The Lion King and The Color Purple and in numerous productions with The Cleveland Playhouse and Karamu House, where she recently performed in Simply Simone: The Music of Nina Simone. She also performed a special Nina Simone tribute at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in honor of Simone’s 2018 induction. Mariama has performed on the Oprah Winfrey Show, shared the stage with famed music producer David Foster, Michelle Williams from Destiny’s Child, and enjoys performing at Cleveland venues like Nighttown and the Bop Stop. She has also had success as a recording artist, in modeling and in independent films. While growing up in Shaker, Mariama honed her musical and acting skills at Karamu House, Music School Settlement, Cleveland Institute of Music, and Shaker Heights High School where she served as concertmaster of the Shaker Orchestra. Mariama loves working with youth and is currently a teaching artist with Playhouse Square. She has also served as a teaching artist for Cleveland Play House and Cleveland Public Theatre. Mariama is the sister of Shaker Heights Middle School principal Miata Hunter, Class of ‘92, and is the proud parent of a Shaker Middle School student.

A Place For Me : Cleveland's Music Industry Discussion

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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, 1100 Rock and Roll Blvd, Cleveland

Mariama Whyte hosts and moderates "A Place For Me," a roundtable discussion about Cleveland's Music Industry. Panelists include Angelita "DJ Misses" Owens, Rohnesha M. Horne, Quincy "Big Heff" Taylor and Chris "Goody" Goodman

Hubb's Holiday Groove Feat. Mariama Whyte

The Bop Stop, 2920 Detroit Ave, Cleveland, 44113

Celebrate the holiday spirit with one of Cleveland's favorite and in-demand bands, Hubbs Groove! The magnificent, Mariama Whyte, will be the featured vocalist for this one-night only engagement!

A La Jazz Rendevous

St. Ignatius High School Breen Center, 2008 West 30th Street, Cleveland, 44113

Mariama Whyte is featured vocalist with Hubb's Groove. Alternating from the stage will be fiery jazz heating the center with temperatures smashing the thermometer followed by arctic blasts of notes and sounds threatening to turn the room to the coolest place in the city as the music is performed by two rising and consummate artists. (Partial proceeds to benefit the Spiritual Enrichment Breakfast).


Simply Simone : The Music of Nina Simone (Relaunch)

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Karamu House , 2355 E. 89th Street, Cleveland

Back by popular demand, this is an encore run of Simply Simone : The Music of Nina Simone at Karamu House.

Our fall production was a sold out run, so make sure you don't miss this time!! Get your tickets now! Preview on Wednesday, July 18th. Weekly shows run Thursdays - Sundays

Nina Simone Tribute at Touch Supper Club

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Touch Supper Club, 2710 Lorain Ave, Cleveland, OH

This is a LATE night event in tribute to Nina Simone at The Touch Supper Club from 9PM-2:30AM. There will be great DJ's playing on both floors with my performance starting around 10:30PM downstairs. My tribute will be about 30 minutes. I must note that this is more of a dance event with limited seating downstairs. Most people will be on the dancefloor, including me! Until I sing that is :)

21 and over $10 cover

"Be My Jazzy Valentine"

14660 Alexander Rd, Walton Hills, OH

Valentine's Day is around the corner and I'll be performing a special concert, "Be My Jazzy Valentine." This show is featuring me and fellow vocalist Stephen Fowler, accompanied by premier Cleveland jazz/r&b band Hubb's Groove. ONE SHOW ONLY on Valentine's Day, Sunday February 14th at 5pm. Come out for a nice, classy evening of great music and delicious food.

Concert is $20. Additional charge for dinner options

Mariama Whyte's 40th Birthday Concert

The Bop Stop, 2920 Detroit Ave, Cleveland

Join us on Sunday October 25, 2015, from 3pm-530pm as NEW SEASONS PRODUCTIONS "Jazz At the Bop Series" presents singer/songwriter Mariama Whyte in concert for her 40th Birthday! Hosted by singer songwriter Barbara Barrett, this concert features Mariama, who is Cleveland's own! Mariama comes to The Bop Stop stage with a seriously impressive bio of Broadway touring performances, of writing and producing her own original music and CDs, and way more! It will be a performance to remember!!

The Bop Stop Music Settlement is located at 2920 Detroit Ave, Cleveland OH 44113, and is one of CLE'S finest performance venues and listening rooms. There's a $15 cover charge for this concert, payable online or at the door. Pre-sale ticket buying is encouraged! Full bar and small plates available. Parking is free.

Family Unity Day in the Park

Luke Easter Park , 3090 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., Cleveland

Come on out to Luke Easter Park with your family and friends for the 12th Annual Family Unity Day in the Park on Saturday, July 25th, the largest health fair in Northeast Ohio!

It will be a full day of performances by various local and national artists, including the incomparable Stephanie Mills, Evelyn "Champagne" King, SOS Band, Jeff Bradshaw, and ME!! I will be performing from 3:00-3:00pm, so don't miss!!!

This is a great, FREE event for the family, including a Kiddie Park for younger children, various food vendors and lots of health info and screenings, and of course AMAZING entertainment!

Starring in "Home" with "Grey's Anatomy Star," James Pickens, Jr

Karamu House , 8111 Quincy Ave , Cleveland

I'm excited to return to the acting stage for a very special Project1voice event!! I will be performing in a benefit staged reading of Samm-Art Williams' play, "Home" at Karamu House on Monday, June 15th at 7:30pm. I'm very happy to say that I will be sharing the stage with Cleveland native, Mr. James Pickens Jr, star of the hit ABC show, "Grey's Anatomy."

Also starring the talented, Nina Domingue Glover, original music by Niles Rivers, and directed by Tony nominee, Dale Ricardo Shields. This will be a very special evening as we are all Karamu alums and celebrating Karamu's Centennial Year, so please come out and show your support!!


Special Valentine's Day Show at Nighttown

Nighttown , 12387 Cedar Road, Cleveland, OH

LOVE BIRDS! Special Valentine's Day shows at premier jazz venue, NIghttown. I'm performing along with vocalist, Stephen Fowler and accompanied by Hubb's Groove. 8pm show is sold out! The link for 10pm show is below...see you soon! :)

$20 (with small online purchase fee)