Genine Latrice Perez

Join us for an evening of jazz, soul and r&b with Miss Genine Latrice Perez. Show begins at 9 pm with a $15 cover. Seating is limited, call (501) 244-9600 to reserve a table. 

ABOUT GENINE LATRICE PEREZ

Miss Genine LaTrice Perez is a self-taught jazz & blues singer with a booming voice. With elegance, fun, and excitement in a jazz, R&B atmosphere, Miss Perez will keep you entertained with a journey back in time to the sounds of Billie Holiday, Nina Simone, Aretha Franklin, the Staple Singers, Etta James, and Otis Redding.

"She captures the spirit of that live-sound era with her music."  said Rex Bell, Infrared Records

Matters of the heart and soul are the essence of great music, with that Miss Perez and the Sound convey heartfelt soulfulness in every note they play. Not only does she take you on a journey back in time, she moves you forward with a little Neo-Soul by Jill Scott, Lauryn Hill, Erykah Badu, Leelah James, and Chrisette Michelle.

She has two Jazz projects:  A self-titled Jazz album,Genine LaTrice Perez on iTunes, and Cafe' Windsong a live CD project. She is also featured on two Rex Bell Trio albums:Two Faces: A Tribute to Frank Sinatra and Billie Holiday's 100th Birthday and Let me Sing it for You-A Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald and was blessed to open for the smooth Jazz Great, Mr. Will Downing, and American Saxophonist Najee at the newly Robinson Auditorium.

In addition to her musical endeavors, Miss Perez devotes herself altruistically to serving her community as well as the state of Arkansas.  A prolific educator, motivational speaker, entrepreneur, leader and visionary.  Perez has committed her life to empowering people to thrive even if the environment dictates otherwise. Although she is dedicated to helping people from all walks of life, she is principally passionate about providing an excellent service to youth.  As such with her musical craft, she has been listed on the Arkansas Arts Council Artist in Education  (AIE) Roster since 2005.  Her AIE residency workshop invites students into the world of Jazz through historical accounts using music, creative writing, and dramatizations, while sharing key messages on the importance of good decision-making, dreaming the impossible dream, and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

She is the Executive Director of the statewide Arkansas Youth Leadership Initiative, a proud matriculate of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock where she received a Bachelor of Liberal Arts Degree and a Masters of Arts Degree in Professional and Technical Writing. Miss Perez is an adjunct composition and business-writing instructor at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

She is an very active member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. She humbly and delightfully serves as a Commissioner on the National Arts and Letters Commission, and serves as the Arts and Letters Chair of the Little Rock Alumnae Chapter.   

Not only is she an artist, educator, and community activist, she's is a dream chaser and finds it comforting to help others fulfill their dreams.  Thus Purple Palace Productions has become her way of showing support to those who are breaking into entertainment, music, and the arts.  The Purple Palace is where the love of people, support of the arts, and the uplifting of spirits is priority. She works hard to ensure that both the audience and the artist (s  have a royal experience from start to finish.

Lastly, but not least, Miss Perez is the proud of mom of four beautiful and bright children: Emmanuel, Olivia (deceased), Sophia, and Isabella.

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