Young Alicia Olatuja entered the world when she soloed with the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir at the second inauguration of President Barack Obama. She has sung with Myrna Loy faves Billy Childs and Dr Lonnie Smith, and is in hot demand at Newport Jazz Festival, Monterey Jazz Festival, Jazz at Lincoln Center, SFJazz… Need we go on?
Once you’ve listened to Alicia, you won’t soon forget her. Praised in The New York Times as “a singer with a strong and luscious tone,” she combines the earthy with the sublime. She can get to the loftiest jazz places, and as gritty as R&B. This appearance celebrates Alicia’s stunning album, Intuition: Songs From The Minds Of Women.
“Olatuja possesses a special instrument: a full-bodied tone, precise pitch and personal engagement at the lowest whisper or highest wail.” -Downbeat