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Volora Howell is president of Sahara Entertainment Productions.Volora, serves as a production unit creating original programming for television, screenplays, the of a new record label,and promotions for music shows. Volora appeared on Manhattan Cable "Woman of the Week". Volora has worked for Boston’s WILD radio as a arts critic, where she interviewed performers such as Dizzy Gillespie, McCoy Tyner, Art Blakey, Betty Carter and Opera Diva Shirley Verrett. freelanced for Black tress magazine and The BayState Banner. At Boston WBZ- TV she worked as a fashion freelanced reporter. She has earned a Baccalaureate in Journalism at Suffolk University and a Master’s of Education at Cambridge College.As a singer Volora grew up in Newark, New Jersey she attended the infamous Arts High.This school produce such talents such as Sarah Vaughn, Bring in the Noise Bring in the Funk Savion Glover, Weather Report Wayne Shorter, Tony award winner Melba Moore, jazz legend Andy Bey, and James Moody. Volora studied classical music, gospel , voice and music theory for four years. In the New England Conservatory of music for over one year. Volora was know as Bridget Tillet became extremely popular earning excellent reviews in the press, appearing on radio WBGO and Public TV programs and television shows as a vocalist. Her band members consist of performers such as GRP’s saxophonist Donald Harrison, pianist Alex Bugnon , Evelyn Champagne King " guitar player Freddy Fox. She was nominated best Female Jazz Vocalist in Boston. On the New York scene Volora has performed at the Blue Note, Well’s Restaurant, Copeland’s, The 5-Spot, Leonard’s of Long Island and New York cable television network channels. In New Jersey she has performed at NJPAC, in Italy , Trumpet’s, The Priory, Symphony Hall, The Garden State Art Center. She received The Diva Award for newcomer artist extraordinare on Piscataway Cable show Surprise, Surprise, Surprise !!!
- May 14, 2002
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