ISAIAH ROBINSON, tenor, is a Grammy-nominated, multi-talented musician who was born in Chicago into a musical family of singing parents. As an actor, he was featured in Steven Spielberg’s 1991 film Hook, playing the role of Pockets. Robinson has also appeared in several radio and television commercials as a child; most notably, “That’s My Baby” for Johnson’s Baby Shampoo, a Polaroid commercial featuring the comedian Sinbad, and advertisements for Kraft, Mc­Donald’s, Wendy’s, JC Penny, Sears, and Eagle Foods.. As a vocalist, he was primarily trained by his parents and his siblings (singing in church), which lead to his performing several jingles and voiceovers for various products and companies. Robinson has performed with musical artists including the Barrett Sisters, Darius Brooks, Aretha Franklin, Patti Labelle, Rascal Flatts, Joan Collaso, Mavis Staples, Janis Siegel, Chaka Khan, Yo-Yo Ma, Chance the Rapper, Queen Latifah, Ted Hearne, and (on a year-long tour) the Room Full of Teeth vocal ensemble. Robinson and Ted Hearne have a longstanding musical relationship and friendship going all the way back to their years together in the Chicago Children’s Choir. He has been privileged to work with Hearne on projects including Katrina Ballads, The Source, and many other works that predate his professional career as a composer. Robinson says that he is humbled that Hearne has faith in him and feels he has been made a better musician because of their collaborations. Robinson was the featured vocalist at the inauguration of Rahm Emanuel as Mayor of Chicago He performs with and facilitates workshops for the Chicago Children’s Choir, and is on staff as a musician/organist and choirmaster at the Life Center C.O.G.I.C in Chicago, where he has served for more than 20 years.