Imani Rousselle is a Texas-born singer who has skills beyond their years when it comes to interpreting and delivering the healing powers of song. Whether covering jazz standards or performing their own contemporary compositions, the voice within Imani invites you to follow along as they fill the space between the silence with carefully crafted sound.
Imani currently resides in New York City, where they are refining their musical dexterity at The Manhattan School of Music. Prior to moving to NYC, Imani studied at Columbia College Chicago where they obtained their Bachelor's Degree. While in Chicago, Imani performed many stages around the city, both under their own name and as a member of their shared band with Jackson Shepard, Human Bloom. These stages include the legendary Jazz Showcase and The Green Mill among others. Since moving to New York almost a year ago, Imani has been blessed with opportunities to perform on stages such as the world famous Dizzy's Jazz Club, The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, and The 55 bar, alongside great musicians like Casey Benjamin, Stefon Harris, Sean Jones, and Jon Faddis. Imani's musical style blurs the genre lines and breaks the traditional mold of the Jazz Singer, influenced by musics ranging from romantic symphonies, to bluegrass, spirituals and hip-hop. Wherever Imani Rousselle goes next, they look forward to diversifying their sonic palette and delivering an aural healing to their audience that will linger beyond the time shared at any venue.