Rising Jazz Singer Alicia Olatuja Visits ArtPower
La Jolla, C.A.— Performing with what the New York Times calls “. . . strong, lustrous tone and an amiably regal presence onstage,” jazz singer Alicia Olatuja makes her San Diego debut with ArtPower at UC San Diego on Thursday, May 12, at 8:00 p.m. With the 2014 release of her solo debut album Timeless, Olatuja amazes audiences with strong vocal command and powerful lyrics. The event takes place at UCSD’s The Loft. Tickets are $18–28 and can be ordered online at boxoffice.ucsd.edu or by calling the box office at 858.534.TIXS (8497). Additional program information can be found at artpower.ucsd.edu.
About Alicia Olatuja
Gaining popularity in New York in 2005, singer Alicia Olatuja performs with her husband, Michael, in their African Jazz band, The Olatuja Project. While the classically trained artist has worked with the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir since 2007, she continues composing African Jazz, where she sings in different African dialects like Yoruba and Shona. With influences of R&B, gospel, contemporary jazz, and neo-soul; Olatuja released alongside her husband their album The Promise in 2011, in addition to her solo debut album Timeless in 2014. She also appeared on Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir’s 2013 album Love Lead The Way.
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