Whether performing solo or with her band, April B and The Cool, singer-songwriter April Bennett offers a musical style that’s distinctively her own.

“I like to say that I play a soulful concoction of jazz, hip-hop and R&B,” Bennett said. “But I think I draw influence from so many different kinds of music. There’s not a type of music that I don’t draw some kind of creative influence from.”

Bennett will showcase her music as the featured artist for this week’s installment of the Sunday Songwriters series at Brickhouse Fresh Pizzeria and Grill in Spartanburg. The event kicks off at 7 p.m. Sunday with an open mic hosted by Jamison Smith, and Bennett will take the stage for a solo performance at around 8:30 p.m.

“It’s been a while since I’ve done the Sunday Songwriters thing,” Bennett said, “so it’s exciting to come back and play my music for the people who I grew up with and for new people who haven’t seen me before.”

Bennett, who was raised in Spartanburg, doesn’t perform in the Hub City nearly as much as she did before moving to Asheville, N.C., last August. She said she booked Sunday’s show at Brickhouse with a specific purpose in mind.

“My younger brother still lives in Spartanburg, and he’ll be 21 on the night of Sunday Songwriters,” Bennett said. “It’s his birthday, so I wanted to be there for that. Otherwise, I probably wouldn’t be in Spartanburg on a Sunday.”

Bennett said she’s enjoyed immersing herself in Asheville’s fertile music scene in the past year.

“Asheville is kind of a creative mecca, so to speak,” she said. “There’s a lot going on there. There are so many venues to play and so many people who really like to go out and dance to live music.

“I’d been coming up to Asheville a lot from the time I was living in Spartanburg and Greenville, and it was kind of a novelty then. Now it’s like, ‘oh wow, this is a really cool place.’ The music culture is pretty deep here, and I like it a lot.”

April B and the Cool’s debut EP, “The Sidechick Chronicles,” was released in April 2017. Driven by Bennett’s soulful vocals and powerful lyrics, the EP is loaded with jazzy chord progressions and comes across as simultaneously both old-school and boldly contemporary.

“I’ll listen to (music from) the ‘70s for a little while, and then it’ll be nothing before 2003 or something like that,” Bennett said. “I try to keep balance in what I listen to because it definitely affects what your own music’s going to sound like. So, I try to keep good music in my ear and keep a nice healthy balance of new and old-school stuff.”

Bennett said she also draws inspiration from classical music, having played cello in orchestra from fifth grade through her second year of college.

“I’m definitely well-versed in instrumental and symphonic music, so I’ll sometimes crank up some Dvořák or Vivaldi when I’m driving,” she said. “I’m classically-trained, and I think you can hear a lot of that influence in the way I sing and the way I play guitar.”

When it comes to writing songs, however, Bennett said she almost always starts with lyrics.

“I love poetry. I actually have a Maya Angelou quote tattooed on my arm,” she said. “Lyricism is just truth; it’s a lot of honesty.”

Bennett, who formed April B and the Cool in 2015, said she’s still learning how to navigate her burgeoning music career but has enjoyed the entire process.

“To be able to sustain myself financially and creatively has been a blessing, for sure,” she said. “It’s been a lot of trial and error, and my band mates have been awesome.

“And one person in particular, J.P. Miller (her boyfriend and guitarist in Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band), will give me pointers every now and then — not in a pushy way or in a deeply managerial kind of way, but just because his band is huge and he’s gone through all these things.”