Lizz Wright: The Gospel of Jazz - Westobou Event

Saturday October 08, 2011

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Vocalist Lizz Wright delivers a sultry R&B performance that's divinely layered in gospel and jazz, and keenly similar to the work of Oleta Adams and Jill Scott. Wright was born in 1980 in the Georgia town of Hahira, and her musical tastes blossomed early on. Her father served as the pianist and musical director at the local church, and he encouraged his daughter to absorb the soulful dispositions of classic hymns. Eventually, blues and jazz were added to Wright’s musical plate, and by high school she was earning awards in countless choir competitions.
Her impressive singing style was captured on her 2003 debut Salt. Dreaming Wide Awake followed in June 2005 and her third album, The Orchard, was released in 2008. In 2010, she returned with Fellowship, featuring guest performances from bassist Me’Shell Ndegeocello and vocalist Angelique Kidjo.


Arts & Culture, Festivals, Music


At 8:00pm - 10:00pm

Admission Fee/Ticket Price:

$20 - $30


  • Imperial Theatre
  • 749 Broad Street
  • Augusta, GA
  • Downtown


Westobou Festival Website

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