Vocalist Alicia Olatuja visits Dazzle at Baur’s in downtown Denver, with her special production “Intuition: Songs from the Minds of Women.” KUVO is proud to carry this event LIVE this Thursday evening, July 25th at 6:30 p.m. with hosts Rodney Franks and Arturo Gómez.
Alicia Olatuja has been astounding audiences with her exquisite vocals, artistic versatility and captivating demeanor. She first came into the national spotlight in 2013, whilst performing as the featured soloist with the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir at President Barack Obama’s Second Inauguration. Shortly thereafter, she assembled her own jazz-based ensemble and recorded her first solo album, Timeless (2014, World Tune Records).
Now focusing on the rich contributions of a diverse selection of female composers, Alicia is set to release her sophomore album, “Intuition: From the Minds of Women” on the Resilience Music Alliance label. The album celebrates the achievements of a long list of esteemed female composers, while offering a musical perspective unique to Olatuja. She is joined by Kamau Kenyatta and Ulysses Owens Jr. as producers and the material includes songs of Brenda Russell, Sade, Tracy Chapman, Kate Bush, Angela Bofill and Linda Creed.
Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, Alicia grew up immersed in a wide range of musical styles, including gospel, soul, jazz and classical. These influences have informed her artistic journey and she later graduated with a Masters degree in Classical Voice/Opera from the Manhattan School of Music. After appearing in numerous operatic and musical theater productions she started to perform more regularly in gospel and jazz concerts and worked with such esteemed artists as Chaka Khan, BeBe Winans and Christian McBride.
If you can’t be in the room for this show, please tune in and enjoy the next “Live from Dazzle” with singer Alicia Olatuja, Thursday, July 25th at 6:30 p.m. on KUVO Jazz.