Highlight her wide vocal range through Intuition: Songs From The Minds of WomenAlicia Olatuja is coming to the Pasant Theater at the Wharton Center on Wednesday, March 2. Tickets are on sale now through the official Wharton Center box office, online at whartoncenter.comor by calling 517.432.2000 or 1.800.WHARTON.
Alicia Olatuja has stunned audiences with her exquisite voice, artistry and captivating presence since she first burst into the national spotlight in 2013, as a featured soloist with the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir at the second investiture. of President Barack Obama. Now making her Wharton Center debut, Olatjua pays homage to female composers in Intuition: Songs From the Minds of Women, reinterpreting works by Sade, Tracy Chapman, Linda Creed and more through her lens of classic, jazzy soul.
Combining the soil with the sublime from jazz to R&B, in 2014 Olatuja caught the eye of famed composer/arranger/pianist Billy Childs and was brought on to be part of the touring incarnation of Map to the Treasure: Reimagining Laura Nyro. Her voice also fascinated legendary Hammond B3 organist Dr. Lonnie Smith, who invited her to join his band at the Charlie Parker Festival, BRIC JazzFest, Montreal Jazz Festival and others.
Olatuja is also one of three featured vocalists on the Jazz at Lincoln Center-commissioned project, Songs of Freedom, joining Dee Dee Bridgewater and Theo Bleckmann, exploring the works of Joni Mitchell, Nina Simone and Abbey Lincoln.
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