"She's an incredible talent, wonderful singer."
- Domo Branch
"If the evening has a star beyond some of its dancers... it is the evening's vocalist, Imani Rousselle. Her creamy, unaffected voice and delivery has no tricks; the lyrics lead her."
- The New York Times
for "SW!NG OUT"
"The Columbia College Fusion Ensemble, under the direction of faculty member William Boris, opened the evening in comparably challenging scores. Singer Imani [Rousselle], a junior, proved particularly impressive, the vocalist finessing tricky lines marked by unusual melodic leaps with remarkable poise and tonal beauty.
"And, clearly, what is most striking is how singer Imani Rousselle’s smile is as prodigious and persuasive as her vocal talent."
- 45 RPM
for Human Bloom
2018 Luminarts Fellow in Jazz.
The Luminarts Cultural Foundation cultivates Chicago’s vibrant arts community by supporting exemplary young artists through its competitive programs that offer financial awards, artistic opportunities, and mentoring that bridge the gap between education and career.