Presenting the Gospel Music Artist of the 21st century…

C A L V I N   B R I D G E S

Reaching and inspiring listeners throughout the world, Calvin Bridges is considered to be one of the most innovative and diverse artists in Gospel music. His personal conviction and +faith shine most during live-performances, which makes his music and ministry unforgettable. With his most recent “sell-out” concerts in Paris, Calvin Bridges with Praise Ensemble bridged more than sixty years of Gospel Music in a single concert!

People seemed captivated by the musical expression that you exhibited. Catholics and Protestants alike were completely taken by the atmosphere that was released during this concert. Calvin Bridges & Chicago Praise perform with a passion and purpose that urges us toward a goal… Spontaneous, with Joy!“. Maurice Cullaz, Music Critic-Paris, France

Concert Highlights

  • French American Center, American Cathedral – Paris
  • Festival de Musique-France
  • Umbria Jazz Festival- Italy
  • Millennium Dome- England
  • Stjarnjul-Sweden
  • Oslo Spectrum
  • 1996 Olympic Games- Atlanta, GA
  • Michael Jordan Foundation
  • SABRE World
  • Berklee College of Music- Boston, MA
  • GOSPELABENDE, Switzerland
  • Higher Ground- Finland
  • Festivals: GoGospel; ProChrist; POGO; Gospel Travellers;
  • EXPO 2000, Germany
  • Seaside Gospel Fest, Norway
  • Stockholm Gospel Fest
  • Chicago Gospel Music Fest
  • Copenhagen Gospel Fest
  • Arhus Gospel Fest, Denmark
  • Gospel Music Workshop of America
  • Israel
  • Kenya, East Africa
  • Ghana, West Africa
  • Jamaica
  • Canada

Television Appearances

  • 26th Annual Grammy Awards
  • Coming Home To Gospel with Patti LaBelle, PBS
  • Oprah Winfrey Show Stellar Awards
  • Bobby Jones Gospel
  • Spectacular, Rome Italy
  • Testify
  • Singsation
  • Bible TV
  • CNN
  • TBN
  • Word Network
  • Gospel Music Channel
  • I’m Just Sayin’

Theater Productions

  • Gospel at Colonus by Lee Brewer
  • Urban Scenes/Creole Dreams by David Rousseve


  • Grammy nominated song: Spread the Word
  • Stellar Awards: Best New Artist (1986) Best Male Vocalist (1988)
  • Nat’l Choir Director, Quaker Oats Company Voices Of Tomorrow Youth Choir 93-97
  • Alicia Keys 2008 World Tour used song: I Can Go To God In Prayer
  • Chicago Fest with Stevie Wonder



  • The Power of Your Love
  • So Much To Be Grateful For
  • Awesome
  • Brighter Day
  • “Live” in Paris
  • Renew My Spirit (53 weeks on the BILLBOARD GOSPEL charts)
  • POWER with Oslo Gospel Choir
  • Gospelphyed Remix
  • Praiseology I
  • Jesus Is Lord “Live at IGMC” PNEUMA label
  • GoGospel Live



Chicago Praise Ministries, Inc.
7510 S. Wabash Ave. Chicago, IL 60619
Phone or Fax: (773) 994-3971

web: http://www.calvinbridges.org

email: chipramin@ameritech.net