8 Jun 2019

Live: Alicia Olatuja at 2019 Wellington Jazz Festival

From Jazz on Concert, 8:00 pm on 8 June 2019
Alicia Olatuja

Alicia Olatuja Photo: Alicia Olatuja

Praised by the New York Times as "a singer with a strong and luscious tone and an amiably regal presence on stage", Alicia Olatuja has been astounding audiences with her exquisite vocals, artistic versatility and captivating demeanor.

Her critically-acclaimed album Intuition: Songs from the Minds of Women, celebrates the achievements of esteemed female composers including Brenda Russell, Sade, Tracy Chapman, Kate Bush, Angela Bofill, Joni Mitchell and Linda Creed.

Alicia Olatuja first gained international attention as the featured soloist with the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir at President Barack Obama’s second inauguration.

She recorded her first solo album, Timeless in 2014 and has since performed at Newport, Monterey and Montreal Jazz Festivals, among others.

Alicia Olatuja is joined by David Rosenthal (guitar), Josh Nelson (piano/keyboards), Alon Near (bass), Xavier Breaker (drums).

Titles: 'So good, So Right', 'Cherokee Louise', 'Hide & Seek'

Titles: 'Transform', 'Ordinary Love', 'Under the Moon'

Titles: 'Child of the Moon', 'Serrado', 'Just Wait'

Titles: 'Gimme One Reason', 'Everything Must Change'

Recorded in Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington at 2019 Wellington Jazz Festival by RNZ

Sound engineer: Graham Kennedy