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Lizz Wright

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 “It would not be hyperbolic to describe Lizz Wright as an awesome talent “ The New York Times .

Wright was bor in the US state of Georgia; She started singing gospel music and playing piano in church as a child, and also became interested in jazz and blues. She attended Houston County High School, where she was heavily involved in choral singing, receiving the National Choral Award. She went on to Georgia State University in Atlanta to study singing. Since then she has studied at The New School in New York, and in Vancouver.
Wright joined the Atlanta-based vocal quartet In the Spirit in 2000, which soon achieved critical acclaim, and in 2002 she signed a recording contract with Verve Records, where her musical compositions and vocal style led her to be compared to that of Norah Jones.
Her first album, Salt, was released in the spring of 2003 and reached number two on the Billboard Top Contemporary Jazz chart in 2004. Her next release was not a follow-up of her debut, but this record maintained the jazz and pop blend, while incorporating folk music to her musical blend.[1] Dreaming Wide Awake was released in June 2005 and reached number one on the Top Contemporary Jazz chart in 2005 and 2006. In 2008, Wright released The Orchard to positive reviews. She released her fourth album Fellowship in 2010. Most songs on Fellowship are gospel standards.
Over the last years Lizz Wright has become a widely known and respected singer in jazz circles. Her deep, rich and gently seductive voice hits no red lights as she drives it across all these musical forms.

Liz Wright on February 10, 2017 at Gazarte - Voutanon 32-34- Gazi - 210 3460347 --Main stage.

 

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