Tickets: $15 advance, $20 doors
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Advance tickets can only be purchased online-we do not sell advance tickets at the venue. Refunds are not available within 48 hours of the event. Tickets do not guarantee seating during shows at the Royal Room. Seating is currently first come first served. The Royal Room is All Ages until 10pm.
Khari Simmons is a pioneer of Atlanta’s eclectic underground Soul scene. In the mid 90’s he co-founded the Atlanta collective Earthseed, along with friends India Arie,, Sirius B, Anasa Troutman and Donnie
Shortly after the disbanding of Earthseed Khari began to play with then Naked Music recording artist Gaelle, and remained an in demand bassist playing alongside the likes of Donnie, Roy Ayers, Gaelle, Russel Gunn and eventually signing on as India Arie’s bassist in early 2000. When India.Aire was offered the opening act for Sade’s Lover’s Rock tour, she didn’t hesitate to invite Khari to join her on the road and after the three month tour, Khari was asked to become a full-time member of her band.
As a recording artist Khari has garnered a reputation for crafting Brazilian-influenced soul sounds via his band Jiva and now in his solo career. Khari’s collaborations on his many musical projects have included work with Monday Michiru, Bluey of Incognito, Cecelia Stalin of Koop, Chantae Cann, Brenda Nicole Moorer , Grant Green Junior and Sabrina Malheiros.
After sharing a bill with Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio in 2019, Khari met the band and their manager, Amy Novo. Over the following years, he stayed in touch with the band, performed with them several times, including two sold out performances at “Jazz Alley ”. This strong bond with the band and their manager made Khari decide to spend more time in Seattle so he could sign with Novo Productions. Together, Amy Novo and Khari are charting his next moves in the music industry.