Toni Hickman performs at ReelMusic in 2020
Wednesday, February 24, 2021


Toni Hickman performs at ReelMusic in 2020
Wednesday, February 24, 2021
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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ReelAbilities Houston Film & Arts Festival culminates with ReelMusic, a night of jazz, rock and more. Accomplished musicians with disabilities will showcase their talent in the final night of the Festival.

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Sashi Nisankarao
Born and raised in Houston, vocalist Sashi Nisankarao holds her family and community very close to her heart. A 2015 graduate of the South Texas College of Law, she works at the Southwest ADA Center as an ADA specialist and is an active advocate throughout Houston.
Kyle Cousins
Singer/songwriter Kyle Cousins lives on the autism spectrum but that is far from what defines him. He graduated from the University of Houston, was honored at the Genius of Autism event by singing at Carnegie Hall, and performs at various events around the country.
Emmanuel Gilligan performs onstage at ReelMusic 2018
Emmanuel Gilligan
Emmanuel Gilligan is the father of four, an avid musician/songwriter and an inspiration to the community. Emmanuel’s band, The Sundogs—comprised of his wife and two sons—plays regularly around town.
Toni Hickman performs onstage at ReelMusic 2020
Toni Hickman
Toni Hickman is not only a talented singer-songwriter; she is the survivor of two brain aneurysms and a stroke. She has been featured on Great Day Houston, Radio One, in Shape magazine and several other publications.


Tito plays the saxaphone in a black and white portrait
Tito Hernandez
Professional musician (Saxophonist & Woodwind Specialist), composer, educator and Grammy winner spanning across genres from Jazz & Popular to World & sacred Music.
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David Craig
David Craig, one of Houston’s top call bassists, has played, recorded and/or toured with Dizzy Gillespie, Arnette Cobb, James Moody & many other top artists, and writes, records and plays original music performed by local jazz artists.
Daleton Lee
Versatile drummer, teacher and Houston native Daleton J. Lee has played with jazz greats Mike Moreno, Robert Glasper and renowned jazz pianist Helen Sung. On the national stage, Daleton has performed with Spanish artist Juan Fernando Fonseca at the Latin Grammys.
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Toni Hickman performs at ReelMusic in 2020
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A night of jazz, rock and more featuring accomplished musicians with disabilities
Toni Hickman performs at ReelMusic in 2020