“Graceful, grounded and unmistakably cool.” – NPR
Acclaimed singer/songwriter Lizz Wright, praised by The New York Times for her earthy alto voice, celebrates the 100th birthday of Ella Fitzgerald by performing classic selections from Fitzgerald’s storied repertoire. Performing this concert at world-class venues across the country, including the Hollywood Bowl, Wright has already received glowing reviews for her tributes to Fitzgerald. A video capturing Wright’s rendition of Fitzgerald’s classic “The Nearness of You” has generated more than 1.5 million views online.
Wright has been hailed as a steward of American music who brings brilliant color and vibrancy to singular original compositions, as well as works by the foremost songwriters of our time. Since the breakout release of her debut album “Salt,” she has garnered widespread attention as one of the most venerable singer/songwriters of her generation. Standout singles from her five critically acclaimed albums have topped Billboard’s contemporary jazz charts. Her latest single “Lean In” (a co-written song by Wright and Jesse Harris from Freedom & Surrender) landed on former President Obama’s 2016 Summer Playlist.