Evette Fergerson is the Founder and Host of The Artistic Voice podcast. With a passion for the arts, she created a platform to celebrate exceptional individuals and their inspiring works of art and contributions to entertainment, visual and performing arts.
As a child, Evette was introduced to the art community by her parents and grandfather, Cecil Fergerson, a curator for the Los Angeles County Museum. Her father also worked there years later. At the age of 10, Her mother enrolled her in dance at Lula Washington Dance Theatre in Los Angeles, where she developed her love for dance and was a student of ballet, tap, jazz, and modern dance. Years later, she opened her very own dance studio.
While in college at Grambling State University, Evette became heavily involved in theatre and a Floyd L. Sandle Theatre player. She acted in and was a part of several productions such as Lorraine Hansberry's, To Be Young, Gifted and Black, Madge Miller's, The Land of The Dragon, and the Greek Mythology Medea. As a freshman, Evette became a DJ for the campus radio station KGRM 91.5 FM, which jumpstarted her career and landed her first professional gig as a DJ for KRVV Hot 100 Radio (Monroe, LA) her Junior year. She landed her second professional gig with KYEA K98 FM Radio (Monroe, LA) in her last year of college.
After graduating, Evette interned at Stevie Wonder's radio station KJLH 102.3 FM (Inglewood, CA). She became an announcer for Personal Achievement Radio (Los Angeles, CA), then became the Station Relations Rep. for Lee Bailey's national syndicated radio program RadioScope. Evette went on to work for Quincy Jones' recording label Qwest Records in promotions and later in media relations, working with artists such as Tevin Campbell, Tamia, Patti Austin Tata Vega, Tech N9ne, Saafir, and of course Quincy Jones, among others. She moved on to Elektra Entertainment in the publicity department, where she continued to work with some of the industry's most famous artists such as Missy Elliott, Bjork, Yolanda Adams, Fabolous, Keith Sweat, Jason Mraz, Lil Mo, and Tweet, among others. Then she became a publicist for The Courtney Barnes Group, where she worked with some of the industry's most talented artists. Such as Ray J, Brandy, Smokey Robinson, Melody Thomas Scott (The Young and The Restless), Kim Fields, George Benson, choreographer Laurieann Gibson, Chingy, SaRa Creative Partners, producer Hi-Tek (Aftermath Ent., Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Common), producer RedOne (Lady Gaga, Michael Jackson, Mariah Carey), country artist Miko Marks, Raven Goodwin, Jesse Powell, Men at Large, George Huff (American Idol) and Paris Bennett (American Idol) among others.
Evette has passion, love, and respect for artists and their craft because she fully understands the complete picture, which was the driving force in creating The Artistic Voice podcast. Evette says, "Many people may not realize how hard artists work in pursuing their purpose and the challenges and sacrifices they endure. I created The Artistic Voice as a vehicle to give artists of all genres a voice and learn about the person behind the talent."
The Artistic Voice podcast is available on Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, RadioPublic, PocketCasts, Breaker, and Copy RSS.
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