Singer/Songwriter Visionary Without Boundaries

Amma Whatt began her rich journey as a performer dancing professionally at 5 years old. Under the tutelage of her parents, she studied and performed the traditional music of West Africa and The Caribbean.

After leaving her mark in the Howard University Jazz Vocal Performance Program and Howard Gospel choir as a soloist, she vocally supported acts across the US and internationally (Glory of NY Gospel Singers, Ruben Studdard, Karen Clark-Sheard, Ki-Ki Sheard, Shirley Murdock, Howard Hewitt, Melba Moore, Byron Cage, Rob Murat, Tulani Kindard).

Amma was also a Hollywood finalist on the 2007 season of American Idol. Adding further to her accomplishments, Ms. Whatt sang on the Academy Award-nominated songRaise It Up” from the 2007 film August Rush. She appeared in the film, and performed the song at the 2008 Academy Awards.

Amma Whatt Show Clips

As a staff writer and vocal producer with the Grammy nominated team of women songwriters, Big Drawz Music Group, Amma co-wrote “Just the Way You Are” for Kindred and The Family Soul’s “The Arrival.” She, along with Vinx, is the lead vocalist and composer for the internationally acclaimed Vinx and the Groove Heroes.

These accomplishments and more are the reason Amma continues to be in demand as a songwriter, supporting vocalist and performer.

Sharing the stage and album credits with Jarrard Anthony, Nicholas Ryan Gant, Monet, Darien, Catz & Dogz, and Vinx & the Groove Heroes are some of her latest endeavors that were music magic!

Even now you can listen for Amma singing “Get Happy” in the new Home Goods commercials, currently airing on national television and radio.

Amma Whatt & Friends @Soul Kitchen 4am Jam Session

As a recipient of the Fund for New Work Grant, installed by Harlem Stage and the Jerome Foundation, she is happily busy working on her debut EP titled MAYBE, and a full length album due next year. Ever the musical storyteller, Amma Whatt’s angelic delivery and poignant lyrics will draw audiences to her like bees to honey.


Soul Factory presents… Amma Whatt

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