Waltons World Masters Series: Lizz Wright
– The Guardian
‘one of the most moving and powerful concerts of the year’
– The Arts Desk
Lizz Wright Group
Lizz Wright • Vocals
Bobby Sparks • Piano, Organ
Adam Levy • Guitar
Ben Zwerin • Bass
Michael Jerome Moore • Drums
Acclaimed American vocalist Lizz Wright is a truly extraordinary singer, with a musical palette that encompasses gospel, folk, jazz, pop, blues and spirituals.
The daughter of a minister and music director in rural Georgia and now living in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, Wright grew up playing piano and singing in her father’s church. Her music is imbued with the lively passion of Southern sacred tradition, connecting the texture of church music with the groove of jazz and endowing both with new depth and radiance. Her extraordinary voice ‘simmer[s] with midnight heat and the cadences of gospel music’ (Guardian).
Every one of Wright’s six albums to date has been critically acclaimed, from her debut album Salt (Verve Records), released when she was just 23, to her most recent, Grace (Concord Records). Through this body of work and her extraordinary live performances, Wright has cemented her place as one of the most captivating vocalists of this century.
‘[An] effortlessly capacious voice, both whispery and resounding. Ms. Wright conveys a bird’s-eye command, hitting her notes precisely and illuminating even the space around them with a ruby glow. This brand of wisdom-singing almost borders on the mythic.’
– The New York Times
‘One of Wright’s greatest gifts is that she has the ability to make you feel like you’ve never really heard a song until you’ve heard her sing it.’
– Rebellious Magazine
‘[Her] soul-jazz lilt – soft as peach fuzz yet iron-sturdy – is the musical equivalent of a protective hug from a keenly empathetic friend.’
‘A good song is like a big house: all sorts of people can feel at home in it. Great songs offer me the opportunity to go on a journey with the heart and soul.’
– Lizz Wright
This is Lizz Wright’s first performance in the NCH. Presented by Waltons New School of Music.
For booking, visit the link below.
Published on 4 March 2019