Lizz Wright (USA)
JAZZ OF FOUR CONTINENTS
Through an inimitable voice that The New York Times touts as a “smooth, dark alto possessed of qualities you might associate with barrel-aged bourbon or butter-soft leather,” Wright sings with a soaring reflection of the cultural fabric of America. She lies beneath the script of human history transcending social divides with an offer of love and deep sense of humanity. Her music accepts the beauty of reality and a collective experience of belonging. For the listener, Wright’s songs embody a tradition that allows us to always feel at home. Wright culls inspiration from her Southern upbringing in Georgia where she was the musical director of a small church in which her father was the pastor. Gospel music, and the call and response singing with the church congregation, informed her first brushes with music while soon she would traverse the Great American Songbook on her path to an illustrious singing career. At the age of 22, Wright made a name for herself nationally as a vocalist with a touring concert tribute to Billie Holiday, where her poised performance stole the show. At 23, she signed with Verve Records for the release of Salt, which topped Billboard’s contemporary jazz charts. Her subsequent albums (Dreaming Wide Awake, The Orchard, Fellowship, and Freedom & Surrender) continued to top the charts with her single “Lean In” (from Freedom & Surrender) landing on President Obama’s 2016 Summer Playlist. Produced by Americana icon Joe Henry, Wright’s latest full-length studio recording, GRACE (Concord Records, 2017), reveals the web of deep running roots of story and song that bind together the vastly diverse traditions that are the soul of the American South. On June 15, 2022, Lizz Wright launched an independent record company, Blues & Greens Records, with the release of Holding Space, a brilliant live album capturing a Berlin, Germany concert in 2018. Produced by Christian Ulbrich, Holding Space features an 11-song collection of Wright singing with her electrifying band.
Lizz Wright – voc; Kenny Banks Sr. – p, org; Ben Zwerin – b; Adam Levy – g; Ivan Edwards – dr.
Admission: till April 24th seating CZK 1890, standing CZK 850; at the door: seating CZK 2290, standing CZK 950.
There is no need to reserve a seat when purchasing a seating ticket. No club discounts. Thank you for understanding.
THE CLUB WILL BE OPEN AT 8 PM
Band website: www.lizzwright.net