Sounds of Imani

Vocal Duo, Contemporary Gospel, Inspirational, Smooth Jazz, Cover Songs.
Gerald Ervin & Carol Ervin, Lead Vocals.

Sounds of Imani’s embodiment of the soul-stirring jazz vocals of Patti Austin and the timeless melodies of Atlantic Starr and BeBe and CeCe Winans showcases their ability to seamlessly weave together different musical influences. This fusion of diverse elements not only broadens the appeal of their performance but also creates a musical journey that transcends traditional boundaries.

In addition to their covers, the duo’s commitment to infusing new life into inspirational tunes and showcasing original compilations with jazz elements is a testament to their creativity and unique approach. This originality, coupled with a profound appreciation for the transformative power of music, ensures that audiences can anticipate a performance that goes beyond entertainment, touching hearts and souls in a way that is both powerful and distinctive.

In summary, Sounds of Imani’s proposed performance stands out for its alluring fusion of contemporary gospel and smooth jazz, tributes to musical legends, immersive experiences for jazz enthusiasts, and a commitment to creativity and originality. Audiences can expect a one-of-a-kind journey that seamlessly weaves together the rich tapestry of gospel and jazz influences, promising a transformative and unforgettable musical experience.

Top Tracks
Live Events
Come Praise the Lord (Official Original Song Music Video)
Earth Song (Cover – Live)
It’s Alright (Official Original Song Music Video)
Deep Water (Cover – Live)
Make Me a Believer (Cover – Live)
Come Praise the Lord (Original song – Live Performance)

In the lively city of Detroit, Michigan, known as ‘The Motor City,’ a truly special musical duo has emerged, captivating audiences with their soul-stirring melodies.” Led by the dynamic husband-and-wife team of Gerald and Carol Ervin, aka Sounds of Imani, this powerhouse couple captivates listeners with their harmonious voices reminiscent of the renowned Winans siblings. However, in this case their love story unfolds on stage, culminating in a heartfelt center stage kiss that symbolizes their enduring bond. They are versatile in contemporary gospel, inspirational music, and smooth jazz.

In 2002, the group released its first full CD, “Revelation” followed by other singles. In 2013, Must Be an Angel & It’s Alright was the project which gained the group some major exposure, especially overseas, releasing two singles on vinyl on Soul Junction records in Europe. The independent contemporary project layered their smooth voices on top of some funky R&B tracks, mixed with lovely ballads and a touch of jazz. The duo, along with producer Daron Steward collaborated on various music projects.

S.O.I. has been honored with numerous awards, including recognition from the Texas Gospel Music Excellence Awards, Royal Society of Motion Picture Awards in India, and Gospel Choice Music Awards (please refer to the website for more details). The group has graced the stages of various renowned events, such as Loren Harper’s Legendary Soul of R&B, Bloomfield Hills Arts Festival, Inner Court Live TV Show, Anointed Faces Gospel Coffee House, The Gathering in Nashville, Tennessee, Gospel Choice Music Awards in Georgia, and the Jazz Explosion at Hart Plaza with the acclaimed saxophonist Yancyy, among others.

In 2023, this dynamic pair received the Humanitarian Award at the Gospel Choice Music Awards held in Atlanta, Georgia. Additionally, they earned recognition as one of the Top 50 Radio Announcers at the Newsome Awards in Baltimore, Maryland. Sounds of Imani has extended their creative endeavors to the world of independent filmmaking, releasing their inaugural indie film, “From Darkness to Light: A C19 Survival Story,” which portrays Gerald’s battle with illness during the 2020 COVID pandemic. This film was produced under their independent label, Heaven-Wings Records. Furthermore, the couple has made appearances in various commercials, stage productions, and other independent film projects. Their live performance video also appears on Badami TV beginning 2024.

Coming off the highly successful single, “Come Praise the Lord” produced by Gregory Pearson & Demetrius “Krayon” Nabors (Inner Court Music), S.O.I. released “Come Praise the Lord Remix” in 2023 – a house-mix of the original version, produced/engineered by Marcus “Daheatmizer” Devine & Gregory Pearson Sr. (Inner Court Music); and Paul Morris of 24/7-D Soundman Productionz. Of course, coming from the city where legendary singers were made, the world wouldn’t expect anything less from the “Sounds of Imani.” Sounds of Imani, or S.O.I., continues to perform at various churches, special events, festivals, and even weddings with their captivating songs and is available for bookings.


Music Styles:   Contemporary gospel, Inspirational, Smooth Jazz, Cover Songs.

Event Types:   Concerts, Corporate, Church and Gospel, Festivals, Weddings, Receptions, Dinner Parties.