I walked into "Rocks on the Roof" and was totally drawn to Laiken's voice along with the sounds of the Fellowship of Love.... She is FIRE! I knew immediately she would be perfect for the fundraiser.”

— Sonya Busby, La'Cuzzies Jazz Lounge, LLC

Nicholls, Georgia native Love moved to Savannah in 2004; though she initially struggled with shyness, Love has bloomed into a captivating powerhouse of a frontwoman. ”

Anna Chandler, Connect Savannah 2015

Sounds like a young Chaka Khan”

Eddie Wilson, 2012

Laiken has been just amazing to work with. She’s jazzy, smart and sassy.”

Eric Culberson, 2015

Hello My Loves!!!!

This is the official site of Laiken Love! This site will give you an insight on performances with my band, Fellowship of Love, and other various projects. Please have patience with me as I get this website together. I love you all and I will see you soon!

Love Ya!

L Love

Aretha Franklin Tribute- 1st Set

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Good Times Jazz Bar & Restaurant , 107 W Broughton St, Savannah, Ga 31401

Good Times Jazz will be hosting an Aretha Franklin Tribute featuring performances by: Gina Rene, Laiken Williams & Priscilla M. Albergottie-Williams Friday, November 16. There will be two performances a 1st set beginning at 7:30 PM and a 2nd set beginning at 9:30 PM. Advance tickets are available online now or at the Good Times hostess stand for $15 per person per set.

To purchase tickets online, please visit:https://goodtimesjazzbar.com/tickets/

Aretha Louise Franklin – Bio (March 25, 1942- August 16, 2018)

In her five decades as a recording artist, Aretha Franklin, the undisputed “Queen of Soul,” became a music legend. Aretha Louise Franklin was born in Memphis, Tennessee on March 25, 1942. Her family soon relocated to Detroit, Michigan, where her father, Reverend C.L. Franklin, became a minister at New Bethel Baptist Church. Rev. Franklin was a prominent gospel performer in his own right and his career exposed his daughter to gospel and soul music and to civil rights leaders such as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and contemporary or future musical icons such as Smokey Robinson, Sam Cooke, Clara Ward, and Bobby "Blue" Bland. Unfortunately, Aretha's life was marred by tragedies that included the death of her mother when she was 10, physical abuse by her first husband, and the tragic shooting of her father in 1979. He remained in a coma until his 1984 death.

Aretha Franklin recorded her first album at the age of fourteen, The Gospel Sound of Aretha Franklin, while singing solos in New Bethel and going on tours with her father. In 1960, she signed with Columbia Records. Despite producing ten albums and her concert performances netting $100,000 in nightclubs and theaters, the Columbia style, featuring Top 40 pop ballads, proved an uneasy fit. Columbia tried to turn Aretha into a jazzy pop singer while she was determined to draw on her background in blues and gospel music. In 1966, Franklin signed with Atlantic Records which gave her more creative control, and she began revolutionizing soul music by creating a sound all her own.

By 1968, Aretha Franklin was considered a symbol of black pride and soul music. Her songs "Respect," "You Make Me Feel Like a Natural Woman," "Young, Gifted, and Black," and "Think" became anthems reflecting the growing militancy of African Americans in challenging racial oppression. Her Amazing Grace album released in 1970, which returned her to her church roots, sold over two million copies and made her one of the most successful gospel singers of the era. Franklin received an award for excellence from Dr. Martin Luther King in 1967 and appeared on the cover of Time magazine on June 28, 1968.

In the early 1970s, despite the success of her landmark 1971 album Aretha Live at the Fillmore West, her career began to decline. She worked on the soundtrack to the 1976 film Sparkle with Curtis Mayfield, which produced her last Top 40 hits of the decade.

In the 1980s Franklin moved to Arista Records where she has recorded everything from gospel to dance music. While her last big hit was A Rose Is Still a Rose, produced by Lauryn Hill in 1998, Franklin continued to be a significant presence in the music industry and the African American community. In 2001, she wowed audiences across the globe with her performance in VH1’s Divas Live: The One and Only Aretha Franklin, and in 2009, she sang "My Country ‘Tis of Thee" at President Barack Obama’s inauguration.

Franklin was the first woman inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame (1987). She had the largest number of Top 40 singles of any female performer (forty-five) and was also the youngest recipient of the John F. Kennedy Center Honors (1994). Over her career, Franklin won seventeen Grammys and had twenty Number 1 R&B hits. Her 1967 album, I Never Loved a Man the Way I Loved You, is considered the greatest soul album of all time, while her 1971 Aretha Live at the Fillmore West is called one of the top five greatest live albums of the rock era.

Aretha Louise Franklin died in Detroit, Michigan of pancreatic cancer on August 16, 2018. She was 76.

Gina René - Bio

Born into a multi-ethnic family, Gina Rene grew up in the Bohemian setting of Santa Cruz, California. As a youth she listened to artists like Stevie Wonder, Cab Calloway, and Ella Fitzgerald along with more contemporary artists like Prince, Chaka Khan and Run DMC. She was raised in the early Hip-hop era of the 80's when it was about raw creativity and truth. Combining all of these influences with her own melodies, flowing over beats with her own rhymes became second nature to Gina. Music runs in her family. Her Grandpa, Leon Rene, wrote the hit song Rockin Robin, as well as Sleepy time Down South which became Louis Armstrong's theme song. He also owned the first black independent record label on the West Coast, Exclusive Records.

Gina sang in both jazz and concert choirs during her high-school years. She was accepted into both the regional and All-State Honor Choirs in 1994. After graduating, Gina moved to San Francisco and became the lead singer/co-songwriter of her Brother Gabriel's band, Soulstice. The multi-cultural arts scene in San Francisco really inspired Gina to explore multiple directions with her music. She played with numerous vocal styles such as R&B, Hip-hop, Drum N Bass, House, electro, Soul and torch style singing from the Jazz influenced 40's. A fan gave her the nickname, Miss Stylistic. She studied with vocal coach and singer Raz Kennedy. Raz worked with Bobby McFerrin and other great artists and taught Gina Rene that her voice is truly her instrument and to live in it.

There's a little irreverence running around in the soul of Gina Rene who's unafraid to bring it forth in her music.

Aretha Franklin Tribute- 2nd Set

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Good Times Jazz Bar & Restaurant , 107 W Broughton St, Savannah, Ga 31401

Good Times Jazz will be hosting an Aretha Franklin Tribute featuring performances by: Gina Rene, Laiken Williams & Priscilla M. Albergottie-Williams Friday, November 16. There will be two performances a 1st set beginning at 7:30 PM and a 2nd set beginning at 9:30 PM. Advance tickets are available online now or at the Good Times hostess stand for $15 per person per set.

To purchase tickets online, please visit:https://goodtimesjazzbar.com/tickets/

Aretha Louise Franklin – Bio (March 25, 1942- August 16, 2018)

In her five decades as a recording artist, Aretha Franklin, the undisputed “Queen of Soul,” became a music legend. Aretha Louise Franklin was born in Memphis, Tennessee on March 25, 1942. Her family soon relocated to Detroit, Michigan, where her father, Reverend C.L. Franklin, became a minister at New Bethel Baptist Church. Rev. Franklin was a prominent gospel performer in his own right and his career exposed his daughter to gospel and soul music and to civil rights leaders such as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and contemporary or future musical icons such as Smokey Robinson, Sam Cooke, Clara Ward, and Bobby "Blue" Bland. Unfortunately, Aretha's life was marred by tragedies that included the death of her mother when she was 10, physical abuse by her first husband, and the tragic shooting of her father in 1979. He remained in a coma until his 1984 death.

Aretha Franklin recorded her first album at the age of fourteen, The Gospel Sound of Aretha Franklin, while singing solos in New Bethel and going on tours with her father. In 1960, she signed with Columbia Records. Despite producing ten albums and her concert performances netting $100,000 in nightclubs and theaters, the Columbia style, featuring Top 40 pop ballads, proved an uneasy fit. Columbia tried to turn Aretha into a jazzy pop singer while she was determined to draw on her background in blues and gospel music. In 1966, Franklin signed with Atlantic Records which gave her more creative control, and she began revolutionizing soul music by creating a sound all her own.

By 1968, Aretha Franklin was considered a symbol of black pride and soul music. Her songs "Respect," "You Make Me Feel Like a Natural Woman," "Young, Gifted, and Black," and "Think" became anthems reflecting the growing militancy of African Americans in challenging racial oppression. Her Amazing Grace album released in 1970, which returned her to her church roots, sold over two million copies and made her one of the most successful gospel singers of the era. Franklin received an award for excellence from Dr. Martin Luther King in 1967 and appeared on the cover of Time magazine on June 28, 1968.

In the early 1970s, despite the success of her landmark 1971 album Aretha Live at the Fillmore West, her career began to decline. She worked on the soundtrack to the 1976 film Sparkle with Curtis Mayfield, which produced her last Top 40 hits of the decade.

In the 1980s Franklin moved to Arista Records where she has recorded everything from gospel to dance music. While her last big hit was A Rose Is Still a Rose, produced by Lauryn Hill in 1998, Franklin continued to be a significant presence in the music industry and the African American community. In 2001, she wowed audiences across the globe with her performance in VH1’s Divas Live: The One and Only Aretha Franklin, and in 2009, she sang "My Country ‘Tis of Thee" at President Barack Obama’s inauguration.

Franklin was the first woman inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame (1987). She had the largest number of Top 40 singles of any female performer (forty-five) and was also the youngest recipient of the John F. Kennedy Center Honors (1994). Over her career, Franklin won seventeen Grammys and had twenty Number 1 R&B hits. Her 1967 album, I Never Loved a Man the Way I Loved You, is considered the greatest soul album of all time, while her 1971 Aretha Live at the Fillmore West is called one of the top five greatest live albums of the rock era.

Aretha Louise Franklin died in Detroit, Michigan of pancreatic cancer on August 16, 2018. She was 76.

Gina René - Bio

Born into a multi-ethnic family, Gina Rene grew up in the Bohemian setting of Santa Cruz, California. As a youth she listened to artists like Stevie Wonder, Cab Calloway, and Ella Fitzgerald along with more contemporary artists like Prince, Chaka Khan and Run DMC. She was raised in the early Hip-hop era of the 80's when it was about raw creativity and truth. Combining all of these influences with her own melodies, flowing over beats with her own rhymes became second nature to Gina. Music runs in her family. Her Grandpa, Leon Rene, wrote the hit song Rockin Robin, as well as Sleepy time Down South which became Louis Armstrong's theme song. He also owned the first black independent record label on the West Coast, Exclusive Records.

Gina sang in both jazz and concert choirs during her high-school years. She was accepted into both the regional and All-State Honor Choirs in 1994. After graduating, Gina moved to San Francisco and became the lead singer/co-songwriter of her Brother Gabriel's band, Soulstice. The multi-cultural arts scene in San Francisco really inspired Gina to explore multiple directions with her music. She played with numerous vocal styles such as R&B, Hip-hop, Drum N Bass, House, electro, Soul and torch style singing from the Jazz influenced 40's. A fan gave her the nickname, Miss Stylistic. She studied with vocal coach and singer Raz Kennedy. Raz worked with Bobby McFerrin and other great artists and taught Gina Rene that her voice is truly her instrument and to live in it.

There's a little irreverence running around in the soul of Gina Rene who's unafraid to bring it forth in her music.

Philharmonic in the Streetz

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Greenbrian Children's Center, 3709 Hopkins St, Savannah, Ga 31405

The Savannah Philharmonic takes music to the streets! Philharmonic in the Streetz was developed by the Philharmonic to bring diverse cultures together. This community-wide collaboration engages area neighborhood associations, schools, churches and the City of Savannah. These free family-friendly gatherings feature live musical performances in a block party-setting strategically produced in challenged neighborhoods throughout the city where families may not have the opportunity to attend orchestral concerts. Music has the power to bring people together, making these biannual celebrations the perfect opportunity to create positive dialogue and to raise awareness for the positive impacts of music.

“Philharmonic in the Streetz” events, which are held in spring and fall, include music by Savannah Philharmonic musicians, special activities for children, and free ice cream and refreshments. Area food concessions are also invited to participate.

Philharmonic in the Streetz offers a contagious, kinetic energy, a blurred line between performers and audience, and, sometimes, even line dancing and song. Audiences are just as likely to hear blues and jazz, as well as the classical favorites. Guest performers showcase the versatility of the classical music experience.

Each time the Philharmonic produces this afternoon celebration of music and camaraderie, area schools and churches are engaged and involved in the production of the event. Area music students perform on stage, with their music teacher or band director, showcasing their musical advancement. It’s a crowd favorite!

The Savannah Philharmonic is proud to produce and present this growing community-focused event. It is an opportunity to share our music with new audiences, build camaraderie, have positive dialogue and highlight neighborhood development.

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  • Charles

    Charles Miami, Fl

    Did not know of that talent of yours. One day I will be up that way looking to come to one of your Gigs!!! Keep on Truckin'

    Did not know of that talent of yours.
    One day I will be up that way looking to come to one of your Gigs!!!
    Keep on Truckin'

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    karthik devuluri hyderabad

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    Happy Birthday

    happy birthday
    happy birthday wishes

  • Sonya Busby

    Sonya Busby La'Cuzzies Jazz Lounge, LLC - "Jazzy Lounge PEEK" Fundraiser

    I walked into "Rocks on the Roof" and was totally drawn to Laikens voice along with the sounds of the Fellowship of Love.... She is FIRE! I knew immediately she would be perfect for the fundraiser. Thank you for making this event a joyful night!

    I walked into "Rocks on the Roof" and was totally drawn to Laikens voice along with the sounds of the Fellowship of Love.... She is FIRE! I knew immediately she would be perfect for the fundraiser. Thank you for making this event a joyful night!

  • Peter Berquist

    Peter Berquist Tybee Island, GA

    Laiken, Nice to meet you last night at the NBG on Tybee.

    Laiken, Nice to meet you last night at the NBG on Tybee.

  • Bernard

    Bernard Savannah, GA

    I'm such a fan! You've got a beautiful spirit and a wondrous talent!

    I'm such a fan! You've got a beautiful spirit and a wondrous talent!

  • Ify

    Ify Savannah

    Go Laiken! You have such a beautiful voice. I have to come check you out at CO soon!!

    Go Laiken! You have such a beautiful voice. I have to come check you out at CO soon!!

  • sandra jeffery

    sandra jeffery norman park ga.

    Hi cuz im so proud of you you have beautiful voice and you are beautiful person may god bless to continue to do what you do !! Hope to come see u perform soon !! Love you !!

    Hi cuz im so proud of you you have beautiful voice and you are beautiful person may god bless to continue to do what you do !! Hope to come see u perform soon !! Love you !!

  • Danell Bagley

    Danell Bagley Nicholls

    You have an amazing voice Laiken. Loved it!! I know Mama Joyce is so proud. We're all proud of you too. Reach for the stars!

    You have an amazing voice Laiken. Loved it!! I know Mama Joyce is so proud. We're all proud of you too. Reach for the stars!

  • Emelia Johnson

    Emelia Johnson savannah

    I'm so excited for you!!!!! You deserve all the goodness that will come your way.

    I'm so excited for you!!!!! You deserve all the goodness that will come your way.

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