Alicia Olatuja Quartet
Saturday May 16, 2015
Vocalist Alicia Olatuja performs with her quartet- Jahaan Sweet on piano, Michael Olatuja on bass and Otis Brown III on drums.
Olatuja is best known for her remarkable vocal solo at Obama’s 2013 inauguration with the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir. A person who believes in the power of music to heal, she is a serious jazz singer called “flawless” by Dianne Reeves and the “Queen” by pianist Monty Alexander. Her debut album includes guest artist Christian McBride.
Olatuja will perform jazz standards and music influenced by the African roots of her husband, the bassist in her quartet. Come find out why the New York Times claims “Ms. Olatuja is a singer with a strong lustrous tone and an amiably regal presence onstage.”
Sponsored by Ed Anthes and Mary Ellen Copeland of Peach Press, Inc.
Tickets $20- 40 sliding scale, $15 student.
Available at door, online, In the Moments Records, Main St Brattleboro VT