Friday, March 4, 2016

Now's the Time: Alicia Olatuja

The promotional material for Alicia Olatuja's concert at the Folly Theater on Friday, March 11, compares the vocalist to the pop stars Beyonce, Jennifer Hudson, Kelly Clarkson and Alicia Keys.  That's fair, but the artist from St. Louis also sounds as if she's familiar with the work of Sarah Vaughan, Gal Costa and Cassandra Wilson.  Olatuja will be accompanied by vocalist Rasul A' Salaam, pianist Jon Cowherd, bassist Ben Williams (I can't verify that it's "the" Ben Williams) and drummer John Davis.

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