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Desiree Roots

Desiree Roots

1 review

About Desiree Roots

Soulful and smooth Jazz, R&B and Gospel songstress, actress and dancer. This stunning singer is classically trained and is available as a solo act or with ensembles. Her main ensemble presentation is with the group Rosetta Stone, a variety band that has become known for their sophistication, elegance and huge song selection. Rosetta Stone is truly a versatile band that always produces a performance that is polished, professional and fun.




Wonderful singer!

By Rosalyn R. on October 21, 2012

Just attended her performance as part of Richmond Center Stage's Life is a Cabaret series. She was fantastic--beautiful voice, engaged well with audience, great range of talent. Loved her! She sang Ella, Nancy W, Billie and Sarah V. Would love to hear her sing Shirley Horn as well.

Booking Info

  • Typical Gig: 60 - 300 minutes
  • Fee: $500-12,000

Additional Booking Notes

CANNOT perform in smokey venues due to asthma.


Desiree Roots is well known in Richmond and throughout the Eastern Seaboard for her magnificent theatrical and vocal talent. She performs regularly in theatrical productions, concerts, festivals, workshops, and studios, as well as operatic, R&B, gospel and jazz genres. She was bitten by the theatre bug at age 13, and since that time has held leading roles in many productions. Desiree's latest performance was in the hit musical "Nunsense" at Riverside Dinner Theatre in Fredericksburg, VA and "Crowns" at Barksdale Theatre, which celebrated an extended run to sell out audiences at the Historic Empire Theatre. She was featured in a one-woman production, in which she wrote, entitled "Songs of Bessie Smith" and had the Nell Carter role in "Ain't Misbehavin" at Porthouse Theatre in Kent Ohio. Desiree recently had the honor of performing with the World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra during their East Coast tour. Her vocal style has also been heard on several episodes of "The Cosby Show" and "A Different World." A graduate of Virginia Union University, she has been the opening act for such internationally known performers as B. B. King, Kenny Garrett, Bobby Watson, Art Porter, Gerald Albright, Phyllis Hyman and Shirley Horne. In 2004, Desiree received the Theresa Pollack Prize for Excellence in the Arts as Best Vocalist in Virginia.

The team providing the talent:

Desiree Roots

Singer, Actress, Dancer

Bruce Sullivan


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