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Turn It UP! with Singer/Songwriter/Philanthropist - Miriamm Wright McKinney

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 Returning to the Bethesda Blues & Jazz stage, Songstress Miriamm has had the privilege of sharing her voice in places around the world from the United States to Japan, from Switzerland to Germany in concerts and stage plays. From Jill Scott toIndia. Arie. and Aretha Franklin to Will Downing, Miriamm has shared the stage with some of the biggest names in the business.  Miriamm hit the big screen in the feature film “Cadillac Records” (Sony Music Films), portraying the role of background singer for Etta James (Beyonce’ Knowles). 

Miriamm’s musical repertoire includes three CDs.  Her first release, "Miriamm…Live! @ Blues Alley," was recorded in an effort to promote breast cancer awareness, as well as to celebrate the music of the late R&B singer, Minnie Riperton. The CD features a breathtaking rendition of Ms. Riperton’s classic song Lovin’ You.

Miriamm founded and serves as Chair of the Board for the non-profit organization the Edith P. Wright Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. (EPW), raising thousands of dollars annually to provide support services to families facing breast cancer, as well as to provide education and screening to underserved communities.  Miriamm has headlined at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club and Blues Alley in concerts designed to raise funding and awareness to the disease of breast cancer.Miriamm has penned the anthem for Breast Cancer Awareness entitled, “We Must Find A Cure” with proceeds supporting the fight against breast cancer.

Miriamm is a member of Ebenezer AME Church, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, National Association of Black Female Executives in Music and Entertainment, Washington Area Music Association, and Songwriters Association of Washington. 


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