Summer Dennis is a new, but highly experienced, R&B artist bringing a new voice and style to a re-emerging, popular musical genre. Summer grew up in a region that produced such stars as Marvin Gaye, Ginuwine, D'Angelo, Mya, Johnny Gill and Dru Hill. The music of the area surrounded her early life and upbringing. She comes from a musical family and began singing in church at 4 years old. She began singing locally and has ultimately performed gospel, R&B, rock, rap, go-go, classical and other musical styles, bringing many elements to her own unique sound.
Combining formal vocal training with real world performance and life experience, Summer was determined to create music that reaches her audiences and brings the emotions of life and living to the stage and to her fans. Summer's vocals and writing communicates the ups and downs of life in ways that resonate with people of all ages. She is a lens and reflection of life experiences that people identify with.
Growing up, Summer's parents played gospel, reggae and jazz in her home. Her Mother played Natalie Cole often and she took piano lessons, voice training, and was also a National gymnastics competitor where where honed her love for dance and movement.
As a young woman she was influenced by many of the greats including Whitney Houston, Anita Baker, Aretha Franklin, India Arie, Prince and Michael Jackson as well as newer stars like Jazmine Sullivan, HER and Judith Hill. Summer always says a primary influence for her are her favorite artists, Beyonce and Lauryn Hill.
Summer has won a number of awards during her career including 4 Wammie Awards over 2 years in 2 different categories. The Wammie Awards is the musical awards organization that celebrates the best musical artists and groups in the DC, MD and VA region. Those awards were followed by her 2022 Billboard Charting Song "EVERYTHING". The song greatly expanded Summer's audience and recognition creating the foundation for Summer to continue creating top songs for 2023.
She is currently signed with the Independent Label Rhymes Enterprises. Follow her on social media on Instagram and TikTok @itsthesummer, Facebook @itsthesummer1, and on her "Summer Dennis Official" YouTube channel.