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The Soul Food Poetry Cafe is excited to welcome the Quentin Michael Music Group back for the second installment of our 2020 show series, Soul of Music City!

Quentin Michael is the influential fresh face of The Quentin Michael Music Group. As a pastor by day and a keyboardist and music director by night, he marries soul with rhythm through his music. Superseding the surface of silvery sounds, his music ministry plunges deeper, healing and uplifting the listener. His impressive gift to convey the power of lyrics through the passion in music has garnered the interest of artists such as Antwan Horton, Sy Smith, Jerami Matlock, Jimmy Needham and Trip Lee who resonated with Quentin's revolutionary relevance. His latest CD, "Welcome To My World," has been played in airways all over the world, and has even charted the smooth-jazz musical charts in the U.K.

The Quentin Michael Music Group is comprised of some of the most energetic and talented professional vocalists and musicians in Music City. They travel around the world performing on numerous stages providing phenomenal entertainment. Get ready for a fabulous evening of love songs presented to you by our dynamic house band, QMMG!

Founded 13 years ago by Nashville poet Imani Rhema, the Soul Food Poetry Cafe is one of Music City’s longest-running live music and spoken word showcases - featuring some of the most talented poets, musicians, and vocalists in the artist community. Join us on Saturday February 15th at 6pm for Soul of Music City Vol. II, featuring an exclusive live music experience by Quentin Michael Music Group with special guest vocalists Jerami Matlock, Anescia Wright, and more! Your Valentine's weekend is set! And as always…we have surprise guests under our sleeve!

Premier ticket $40 Reserved ticket $35 VIP ticket $35 Balcony ticket $30

Jerami Matlock


Jerami’s musical journey began in San Diego, California where he developed his craft by performing in talent shows and concerts starting at the age of 12. His biggest development as a performer began with going to Nashville to study music and becoming a member of the world renowned Fisk Jubilee Singers.

“I truly learned how to perform with the Jubilee Singers,” Matlock notes. “Because everything was a cappella you had to learn how to really relate to your audience.” During his three years with the Fisk Jubilee Singers, he toured extensively throughout the U.S. and Italy. Afterwards, he graduated from the historic Fisk University with Bachelor of Arts degree in Music with a concentration in Voice.

He released his solo debut EP entitled Musiclife in 2011. Musiclife is a handcrafted eclectic blend of soul, hip-hop, R&B, Afro-Latin jazz, and gospel. He wrote and arranged the majority of the songs on the album. Jerami writes songs with the poetic soul of Stevie Wonder combined with the consciousness of Bob Marley. The concept of Musiclife is a collection of musical influences not haphazardly mixed together, but a patchwork of music and life experiences. “Well, what it [Musiclife] represents for me as an artist and a musician is … a collage of different sounds. The album does not sound the same from beginning to end. So, everything I like listening to, I put it in there in some form or fashion. The infusion of varied musical styles allows Jerami to create music not bound by specific genres. Nashville hip-hop producers John Ford and Van Johnson provide a unique organic sound to Musiclife

Currently, Jerami is writing and producing music for Nashville based musicians. Additionally, he is the musical director for the JMat Band (a Nashville based R&B Soul Band), and the band for Tamara Fyke (a Nashville jazz singer). Jerami is currently in working on music for a solo project for a yet to be named EP to be released in this summer (2020).