Lizz Wright

Lizz Wright is coming to the Bay Area – 9/18-20

Vocalist/songwriter Lizz Wright is bringing her sweet music to the Bay Area. 9/18 Dizzy’s Den stage at the Monterey Jazz Festival at 8:30pm 9/19-20 Yoshi’s Oakland – Shows at 8 and 10pm Photo Credit: James Knox

Lizz Wright @ Yoshi’s Oakland – March 6-8

By the time I post this entry, you will have bought your tickets already. Or you may be like me and trying to decide how many times you will see her during this run. It has been about 3 years since I have seen Lizz Wright in concert. She is at Yoshi’s this week promoting […]

Rebroadcast of Kennedy Center Tribute to Shirley Horn on WGBO Tonight

From WGBO: Many musicians have been influenced by the slow, delicate sounds of Shirley Horn. Before her recent passing, artists including Regina Carter, Stefon Harris and Lizz Wright came together to pay tribute to Horn in a special concert from the Kennedy Center. We bring you this concert TONIGHT in this evening’s broadcast of JazzSet […]

Flickr-ing brightly

The photo above was take at Jazz at Pearl’s when trumpeter Jeremy Pelt performed there last month. I have using flickr since earlier this year and here are a few of my photo sets. Andy Bey in Concert – Yoshi’s & The Jazz Bakery – April 2005 Healdsburg Jazz Festival – July 2005 Berkeley Jazz […]

Lizz Wright – San Jose Jazz Festival

Lizz Wright – vocals Deanna Witkowski – keyboards Carlos Henderson – bass Mark Collenberg – drums This was a very fun concert as I was dividing my time between listening to her wonderful music and sitting on the steps of the stage taking photos. Her set included “Open Your Eyes”, a magnificent reading of “Afro […]

The Saturday Edition

Remembering Percy Heath – This photo was taken of legendary bassist Percy Heath at the 45th Monterey Jazz Festival in 2002 after an interview that he and his brothers, Jimmy and Albert “Tootie” Heath, did with Orrin Keepnews. Percy, who passed recently, was the last living member of the Modern Jazz Quartet. The new Lizz […]

San Jose Jazz Festival – August 5-8

From the San Jose Mercury News: Slated for Aug. 5-8, the nation’s biggest free jazz festival is once again bringing in hundreds of top musicians for a long weekend of music. Among this summer’s headliners are tenor saxophone legend James Moody, trombonist Steve Turre, trumpeter Terence Blanchard, young singing star Lizz Wright and three of […]

The Wright Interpretation

Lizz Wright – Vocals Nicholas Rolfe – Piano/Fender Rhodes Carlos Henderson – Bass Mark Collenberg – Drums The lyrics are so essential to the song. They convey emotion and tells us a story from the singer’s perspective. Extraordinarily gifted vocalist/songwriter Lizz Wright brings the lyrics to life. She brings them from her heart and conveys […]

Wright here, Wright now…

Were you there last night? Did you experience the magic of her beauty and sensual voice? Did she quench your musical thirst with her power and sultriness. Well, if you were not there, you definitely missed a great show but wait, all is not lost. Lizz Wright will be performing at 8 and 10pm tonight […]

Lizz Wright @ Yoshi’s – January 20 & 21

Extraordinary vocalist Lizz Wright will be making her Bay Area debut on January 20 & 21 @ Yoshi’s for two shows each night. If you have not had a chance to see her live, you do not want to miss these shows. Tickets for the 8pm shows are $14 and $10 for the 10pm shows. […]

Lizz Wright on tour…

01/20-21/04 Yoshi’s OAKLAND, California Yep, that’s right. I was doing a snoopy dance all over the place when I found this out yesterday. Hopefully, there will be additional dates added. For more concert information on Lizz Wright, go to Enjoy your weekend!!!

Enter to Win a Trip to New York City and Meet Lizz Wright!

Lizz Wright’s debut album Salt from Verve Music Group is in stores now! The album was co-produced by industry legend Tommy LiPuma, top jazz drummer/composer Brian Blade, and arranger Jon Cowherd. NY Daily News says “No young black jazz singer in recent memory has generated as much buzz as Lizz Wright.” Find out what all […]

Salt is here!!

Vocalist/songwriter Lizz Wright’s highly anticipated debut Verve release “Salt” is now in a record store near you. Send an e-card to tell your friends about this wonderful album. The first single will be “Blue Rose” which is a song Lizz wrote for her mother. Encourage your radio stations to play her music and let’s get […]

Introducing Lizz Wright…

“How can you lose your song When you’ve sung it so long How can you forget your dance When that dance is all you’ve ever had It must be true You can’t separate the two It’s impossible to do Just like the salt that’s in the stew It’s all a part of you One thing […]

Lizz Wright Debut Album “Salt” Press Release

For Immediate Release VERVE TO RELEASE SALT, THE EXCITING DEBUT RECORDING FROM VOCALIST/SONGWRITER LIZZ WRIGHT ON MAY 13, 2003 Throughout its existence, Verve has particularly excelled in recording most of the fiercest chanteuses on the planet. Billie, Ella, Sarah, Dinah, Nina, Betty, Abbey, Shirley, Dee Dee, Cassandra, Diana— so off-the-iconoclastic-genius-meter that we refer to them […]

Miscellaneous but necessary ramblings…

Make your own candy heart!! Thanks Gwen!! New vocalist Lizz Wright has tour dates listed now on her Verve site. She will be playing the House of Blues in Chicago with Al Green on April 13 and the Cerritos Center in Cerritos, California on April 14. She is definitely a must see. You can hear […]

For the current and future Lizz Wright fans….

The much anticipated release of Lizz Wright’s debut Verve album “Salt” is scheduled for May 13, 2003. If this album is anything like her phenomenal performances on Joe Sample’s “Pecan Tree” album and at last year’s Monterey Jazz Festival, then it promises to be filled with a rich jazz, R&B, and gospel vocals laced with […]

The Monterey Jazz Experience….

I experienced the 45th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival for my first time this year. I have wanted to go since I moved to the Bay Area a few years ago. The festival runs annually from Friday through Sunday on the 3rd weekend in September. This year I decided to go after some serious coaxing from […]

What’s the buzz on Lizz Wright

There have been some exciting musical times in my short life including seeing Rachelle Ferrell twice in one night because she did not hit the high note in “With Open Arms” during the first show, meeting Shirley Horn, and having the film jam twice in my camera when I met Patti Austin for the first […]