When: Wed., April 19, 8 p.m. 2017
Leela James, an R&B singer who’s been compared to Aretha Franklin and Tina Turner, is one of the best around. She’s opened for the Black Eyed Peas and Macy Gray, but those who aren’t dedicated fans might know her from her time on reality TV shows. James appeared on the BET show My Black Is Beautiful and starred as part of the ensemble cast for seasons two and three of the TV One reality show R&B Divas: Los Angeles. Her voice is gritty and true to the genre, and her music is refreshingly original. James will be joined by British R&B artist Daley, who has collaborated with Jessie J and Pharrell Williams.