On July 17, Faena Theater welcomes powerhouse jazz singer Alicia Olatuja for a spectacular performance at Faena's third annual Summer Jazz Series.
Alicia Olatuja | July 17
Praised by “The New York Times” as “a singer with a strong and luscious tone and an amiably regal presence on stage,” Alicia Olatuja astounds audiences with her gorgeous voice, artistic versatility and captivating demeanor.
The artist first came into the national spotlight as the featured soloist with the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir at President Barack Obama’s second inauguration.
Her most recent album, “Intuition: From The Minds of Women”, celebrates the songs of female composers from Brenda Russell to Tracy Chapman. A graduate of the Manhattan School of Music, she is one of three featured vocalists on the Jazz at Lincoln Center’s national touring project, Songs of Freedom.
Faena LIVE and American Airlines proudly present the third annual Summer Jazz Series at Faena Theater, a five-month concert series featuring jazz’s brightest stars and emerging talent.
Curated by Grammy-nominated producer Rachel Faro and hosted by the legendary Grammy-nominated percussionist, Sammy Figueroa, the 2019 installment of Faena’s Summer Jazz Series will feature intimate performances by rising pianist Brandon Goldberg, singer Veronica Swift with the Shelly Berg Trio, singer Alicia Olatuja, and pianist Matthew Whitaker. Host Sammy Figueroa will close out the spectacular series alongside The Latin All-Stars and Maria Rivas.
The third annual Summer Jazz Series at Faena Theater debuts on May 15 with monthly performances through September. Past artists of this exciting series include Grammy award-winner Jazzmeia Horn, Grammy nominee Christian Sands, Brazilian singer Mirella Costa and singer/composer Allan Harris.