Topsy Chapman made her mark singing in New Orleans, not far from where she grew up in Kentwood, La.
Over the years she’s taken her jazz- and gospel-inspired vocals around the world.
Chapman will perform in Roswell for two shows on Feb. 26 at the Historic Roswell Cottage, 972 Alpharetta St. The show is being presented by the Atlanta Jazz Preservation Society as part of its black history program, celebrating the black history of jazz.
Music starts at 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Tickets, at the door, range from $15 for general admission and $25 for reserved, stage-level seats. Tickets ordered online include a service fee.
Also performing are her daughters Yolanda Windsay and Joynda Philips, who, along with Chapman make up Solid Harmony.
Band members include Duke Heitger, on trumpet; Richard Moten on bass; Stanley Joseph on drums; and Tyronne Jackson on piano.
Chapman began performing at a young age and sang with The Chapman Singers for years. She later joined the original cast of the Broadway production, “One Mo Time.” Her film credits include “12 Years a Slave” and “The Modern Masters of New Orleans.”
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