There are those that believe music has become too accessible, and is therefore a perfect
storm for artistic mediocrity. There are even ramblings music has become "dumbed
down." In the music sphere, there is unequivocal evidence we are increasingly moving
away from "real music." Echoing elements of Jazz, Soul, and Gospel music, Temika
Moore is a well blended musical cocktail for those thirsty for "real music." With a fresh
approach, she is unapologetic in the use of various sounds and styles providing for a
soulfully original experience.
Born and raised in the rich musical legacy of Philadelphia, Temika attended the Philadelphia
High School for Creative & Performing arts where she choraled the halls with fellow
industry mates Boyz II Men, Amel Larrieux, Christian McBride, Lizz Fields, Joey DeFrancesco,
Amhir "?uestlove" Thompson, Tariq "Black Thought" Trotter, Karen Slack and Tamika
Patton. Shortly after graduating from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore where
she received the first Ella Fitzgerald music scholarship award, Temika further developed
her sound performing at numerous venues in the Washington, DC area and abroad.
Temika Moore is regarded by many as a vocal virtuoso sharing the title with powerhouses
Rachelle Ferrell, Ledisi, Maysa, Lizz Wright, Carol Riddick and Lalah Hathaway.
Considered under-the-radar of mainstream celebrity culture, those that have discovered
Temika’s body of work consider themselves to be among an exclusive group of music
aficionados. She has shared the stage with Will Downing, Roy Ayers, Marcus Johnson
and the late Stanley Turrentine. She has also opened for KEM, Ledisi, Dwele, Conya
Doss, Cassandra Wilson, Najee, Pieces of a Dream, Melba Moore and Jean Carne.
If any of these illuminated artists are one of your desert island picks, make room for