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Singer and songwriter Lizz Wright performs her signature song “Salt” during her concert on September 8, 2023 as part of the 2023-24 Season, broadcast on Fridays Live.
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With a luxuriant voice redolent of the red soil that sustained her growing up in Georgia, Lizz Wright sanctifies every song she sings. While the vocalist first gained attention delivering Swing Era standards associated with Billie Holiday, she’s continued in recent years as a singular singer/songwriter whose music eludes definition.
A quartet of albums on the Verve label, beginning with 2003’s Salt and concluding with the gospel-infused Fellowship from 2010, established Wright as a major artist whose reach wasn’t bound by the limits of any one genre. Since the release of Fellowship, Wright has been continually working in varying settings with several sublimely talented women including drummer Terri Lyne Carrington’s GRAMMY-winning Mosaic Project and a touring tribute to Miriam Makeba, Abbey Lincoln and Odetta featuring fellow vocalists Dianne Reeves and Angelique Kidjo.
After Wright’s GRAMMY-nominated 2015 Concord Records album Freedom & Surrender and the 2017 follow-up Grace, her newest venture is the establishment of her own label, Blues & Greens Records. For these dates, Wright presents music from her forthcoming album Shadow.
In describing the inimitable voice of Lizz Wright, JazzTimes enthuses: “(her) soul-jazz lilt – soft as peach fuzz yet iron-sturdy – is the musical equivalent of a protective hug from a keenly empathetic friend.”
Lizz Wright: vocals
Marvin Sewell: guitar
Kenny Banks: keyboards
Ben Zwerin: bass
Ivan Edwards: drums
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