Cherisse is a vocalist, songwriter, actress, activist and poet. Her music career transcends genres spanning from R&B to Gospel – Opera and Jazz fusing all of her creative skills to produce the sultry soul style that is conveyed in her warm, rich alto tone.
Cherisse independently released both recorded works, Moans (2003) and Soul Journey (2008) building a solid Chicago fan base which has grown nationally and in international markets including South Africa, London and Tokyo. In 2003, Moans garnered Cherisse a nomination for Best Songwriter from the Chicago Music Awards.
She has had the honor of sharing the stage with some of the music industry’s icons including The Roots, Erykah Badu, Kim Burrell, India.Arie, Gordon Chambers, Gregory Porter, Mary Mary and Eric Roberson.
Cherisse has commanded stages including the Ebony Power 100 (2012) and the Miami Art Basel Festival with collaborative, The Black Monks of Mississippi, and last major artist work opening for El DeBarge’s Second Chance Tour (2010). Between her music and activism, Cherisse performs locally and is often booked for private events. Upcoming, Cherisse is preparing to release her third album, winter 2018, Cherisse, the voice of Soul…like we remember it.
Vocalist | Songwriter | Actress | Activist | Poet
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