Jamiah Rogers and the Red Machine

June 16, 2011 11:07:09 AM PDT
Jamiah (On Fire) Rogers & The Red Machine is a three piece power group.

The band is comprised of 16 year old Jamiah on guitar and vocals; 12 year old Jalon on drums and vocals; and 9 year old Kenyonte on bass and vocals. The Red Machine has been together for three years. Members of the band have played the Chicago Blues Fest, Taste of Chicago and Buddy Guy's Legends. Jamiah and the Red Machine continue to sharpen their music skills, learn new material and expand their repertoire. The Red Machine enjoys playing blues, blues rock, and R&B.

Jamiah, who leads the band, started performing at the tender age of three. The musical prodigy recorded his first CD at age six. He has studied numerous instruments, including electric guitar, violin, saxophone, clarinet, piano, djembe, congas, and drums.

Sinai Community Institute Gala 2011

Sinai Community Institute (SCI) announces Gala 2011, a black tie fete chaired by well known and respected greats of Chicago and hosted by NBA legend and entrepreneur Earvin "Magic" Johnson. General Chairs for Gala 2011 are broadcasting maven Merri Dee, President, Illinois AARP and David J. Vitale, Executive Chairman of Urban Partnership Bank, a newly formed organization providing financial services to economically challenged, underserved neighborhoods of Chicago, Cleveland and Detroit. Cheryl Blackwell Bryson, Partner and Attorney at Duane Morris, LLC, is the Event Chair for Gala 2011 which will be held at the Chicago Sheraton Hotel and Towers on Saturday, June 18, 2011 beginning at 6:00 p.m.

"SCI is honored to have Mr. Johnson as host for Gala 2011, says Debra Wesley, President of Sinai Community Institute and Executive Vice President for Sinai Health System. "He has a deep appreciation of the work we do and our diverse client base. "Due to a generous gift from him, we were able to double the number of work stations in the SCI computer lab. Adds Wesley, "By going from 8 to 18 work stations, last year we could support 3,000 visits for SCI clients developing job skills and youth completing homework."

As a health system-based community outreach organization serving over 30,000 clients a year through 25 different social service programs, SCI focuses on women and children, work force development, youth, seniors and families, serving some of Chicago's most economically challenged neighborhoods.

Chicago artist Dorian Sylvain created a visual interpretation of the spirit of SCI, its purpose, clients and urban setting. The painting is replicated in the Gala invitation and the original work of art will be auctioned on the 18th.

Other features of this year's Gala include a private reception with Mr. Johnson, dancing to the music of The FLOW Orchestra, and recognition of inspiring award recipients, including:

Spirit of Sinai Award - Regina Taylor, Actress, Director, Playwright

Sinai Volunteer and Community Service Award - Chicago Football Classic Founders

Larry Huggins, Riteway-Huggins Construction Services

Everett Rand, Midway Wholesalers, Inc.

Timothy Rand, Midway Concessionaires.

Sinai Community Partner Award - Univision and Telefutura Chicago

Sinai Hero Award - Gino Cook, Sinai Construction Trade Program

Gala 2011 will emphasize the talent and potential of youth with original works created by young artists and performances by young musicians during the private reception with Mr. Johnson.

Tickets for the Gala are available for purchase at www.sinai.org. Proceeds support SCI programs.

Background on Jamiah Rogers & the Red Machine

Jamiah (On Fire) Rogers & The Red Machine is a three piece power trio. The band is comprised of 16 year old Jamiah on guitar and vocals; 12 year old Jalon on drums and vocals; and 9 year old Kenyonte on bass and vocals. The Red Machine has been together for three years. Members of the band have played the Chicago Blues Fest, Taste of Chicago and Buddy Guy's Legends. Jamiah and the Red Machine continue to sharpen their music skills, learn new material and expand their repertoire. The Red Machine enjoys playing blues, blues rock, and R&B.

Jamiah, who leads the band, started performing at the tender age of three. The musical prodigy recorded his first CD at age six. Jamiah has been featured on CHANNEL 9 WGN, CLTV, CHANNEL 11 WTTW and CHANNEL 2 WBBM. He has studied numerous instruments, including electric guitar, violin, saxophone, clarinet, piano, djembe, congas, and drums.

Sinai Community Institute Gala 2011
Chicago Sheraton Hotel and Towers
Saturday, 6 p.m.
www.sinai.org


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