Khary Laurent

Classically trained Bass-Barotone Khary "K. F. Jacques” Laurent took to producing music and creating a brand-new genre on the forefront of hip-hop music. From the Rosie O'Donnel show (Oprah Winfrey Network) to tours in Europe, Mr. Laurent has moved from a chauffeur day job to captivating audiences worldwide with his exceptional fusion of rap, opera, and pop; dubbed "OperaTronic". Based at his “KF” branded studio, he’s currently composing music for a hip hop adaptation of Rossini’s Barber of Seville to be presented by Chicago Fringe Opera.