- Who – Jazz vocalist Alicia Olatuja with members of her ensemble
- When – Saturday, September 10 from 5:30-7:30
- Where – La Entrada Park, 84 W La Entrada, Corrales
- Tickets – $25 in advance – https://www.musicincorrales.org/tickets; $30 at the gate
Alicia Olatuja will perform at the 36th Music in Corrales Concert.
Her show will take place Saturday, Sep. 10 at La Entrada Park, 84 W. Entrada, in Corrales.
Show time is 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
According to the announcement of her performance,”her exquisite vocals, artistic versatility, captivating stage presence astound audiences.”
She is from St. Louis, growing up immersed in a wide range of musical styles, including gospel, soul, jazz, and classical.
“Currently she is focusing on the rich contributions of a diverse selection of female composers, which she features in both her recordings and live performances,” the announcement says,
She first came into the national spotlight in 2013, performing as the featured soloist with the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir at President Barack Obama’s Second Inauguration.
Shortly after that, she assembled her own jazz based ensemble and recorded her first solo album, Timeless (2014). Olatuja is one of three featured vocalists on the Jazz at Lincoln Center commissioned project Songs of Freedom, joining Theo Bleckmann and Dee Bridgwater with music director Ulysses Owens Jr. in exploring the works of Joni Mitchell, Nina Simone, and Abbey Lincoln.
Here is one of her reviews: “Olatuja possesses a special instrument: a full-bodied tone, precise pitch and personal engagement at the lowest whisper or highest wail.” -Downbeat