JAN 2019 10 THU 8 pm
Jazz | U.S.A.
SomiThe Loft
  • Sec A: $30
  • Sec B: $23
  • General Admission: $18
  • UCSD Student: $9
Bites & Beverages


“All elegance and awe.…Utterly captivating.”—Billboard

Singing in English and a wide range of African languages, Somi has had a fascinating artistic evolution. Born in Illinois to immigrants from Rwanda and Uganda, she has spent the last decade building a career as a jazz vocalist, songwriter, and activist through transatlantic sonicism and storytelling. Her newest album, Petite Afrique—a daring, relevant refashioning of what “jazz” and “African music” mean—is inspired by the vibrant African immigrant community that has become a vital part of Harlem.



Bites & Beverages

Our partner restaurant, Zanzibar at The Loft, is a creative American bistro serving lunch and dinner, as well as adventurous wine and beer options to keep you comfortably satiated. Zanzibar will be opened at 7 pm for dining.


The closest parking structure is Gilman Parking Structure located at the intersection of Gilman Drive and Russell Lane. Please pay for parking when you arrive. Permit pay station is located on the first two floors of the parking structure. Pay stations sell Visitor (V) permits and it's valid in V (24 hours daily), S (24 hours daily), B (24 hours daily), A (from 4:30–7:30 pm daily), and Meters (from 4:30–7:30 pm daily) spots. Map >

UC San Diego Partners

Institute of Arts and Humanities; Thurgood Marshall College; Black Resource Center