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Porter has had a theater career and two very successful CDs; both India Arie and Erykah Badu have invited him to collaborate. One of his personal goals is to work with the musician Herbie Hancock, which might just happen because Porter is just that good.
For nearly 40 years, Sanchez has performed on numerous stages throughout the world, earned a Grammy, and has even given birth to his own form of jazz, which he calls "Jazz soul."
Irma Thomas was officially named the Soul Queen of New Orleans by Mayor Ray Nagin in 2007, but the title has been with the respected Grammy award-winning singer since her start in the recording industry, nearly 50 years ago.
Hollywood knows him very well. Goodnight's works have appeared on The Cosby Show, Seinfeld, Arli$$, ER, and The Fresh Prince of Bel Air. Samuel L. Jackson, Wesley Snipes, and even Bishop Desmond Tutu have his paintings in their homes.
The American Islamic Congress (AIC) promotes the exchange of ideas between Muslims and non-Muslims. One noteworthy and creative exchange: Egyptian Moments, Roxbury Connections.