29 Sep 2022

Daughter's tribute to Soul legend at Wellington's Jazz Festival

From Nine To Noon, 10:05 am on 29 September 2022

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US singer Lalah Hathaway holds a microphone, closes her eyes and sings into it

Lalah Hathaway Photo: Deneka Peniston

Lalah Hathaway has been dubbed "first daughter of soul", a fitting tribute to her late father - the celebrated soul singer and musician Donny Hathaway.

The singer had been battling mental ill health for years before his death aged 33 when Lalah was just 10 years of age.

But instead of shying away from the industry Lalah has forged her own career in R&B and soul, winning 5 Grammys and collaborating with stars such as Mary J. Blige, Parrell Williams and Kendrick Lamar.

She's now touring with a tribute to her father, Legacy: Lalah Hathaway sings Donny Hathaway which she brings to Wellington's Jazz Festival at the Opera House October 19.