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posted Friday, September 11, 2015 - Volume 43 Issue 37
THE MUSIC LOUNGE
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Feeling all Wright:
Soul artist Lizz Wright brings new music to Jazz Alley shows

by Albert Rodriguez - SGN A&E Writer

LIZZ WRIGHT
JAZZ ALLEY
September 15 & 16


You can take a girl outside of Seattle, but you can't take Seattle outside of the girl. This is true for R&B singer Lizz Wright, who spent several years living and honing her craft in the Emerald City before embarking on a professional recording career that spans 12 years. The artist's latest offering, Freedom & Surrender, was released this week and marks her debut with award-winning label Concord Records. Of the 15 tracks on the album, Wright wrote or co-write 10 of them. She'll introduce fans to some of these songs when she appears September 15 and 16 at Dimitriou's Jazz Alley (2033 6th Avenue), performing one set on each night. Considering the fact she's a former hometown girl and that she loves coming back to Seattle, both of these shows will be wonderfully special for those attending. For reservations/tickets, go to jazzalley.com, or call (206) 441-9729. By email, I managed to snag a few minutes of Lizz Wright's time before making her way here. This is what the sultry, soul singer-songwriter shared with me inside The Music Lounge.

Albert Rodriguez:You lived in Seattle before, so we look forward to welcoming you back. What are you most looking forward to seeing or doing upon your return?

Lizz Wright: I want to see Mt. Rainier. Any angle will do. At the same time, I'd welcome another misty gray day. Very comforting.

Rodriguez: How many songs from the new album are you planning to include on this tour?

Wright: There will be a majority of new material on the set list.

Rodriguez: Will you include music from all of your albums for the Seattle shows?

Wright: Yes. I always try to show the trail between songs and projects with the performances.

Rodriguez: Tell me about your band - who will be supporting you for the Jazz Alley performances?

Wright: Nicholas D'amato - bass, Brannen Temple - drums, Chris Rosser - guitar, Bobby Sparks - organ.

Rodriguez: Did you write or co-write any, or all, of the songs on the new record?

Wright: I wrote and collaborated on most of the songs. Had a great time doing it.

Rodriguez: I've seen you perform live once before and you really engage with the audience. How important is that to you to interact with the crowd?

Wright: As I feel it. Sometimes audiences let me go deeper and don't need a lot of chatting, but I read them and enjoy working with whatever I feel is possible. It's never the same.

Rodriguez: Do you listen to, and like, current pop or R&B music - Beyoncé, Jhene Aiko, Bruno Mars, Jason Derulo? Or, do you prefer the oldies but goodies?

Wright: My spectrum of taste is pretty broad and includes both old and contemporary music. I also go through spells of silence and intentional sensory deprivation so that my mind can reset. Very excited, though, about how many jazz-related artists are out now and writing, like Laura Mvula, Gregory Porter, Somi and Cecile McLaurin Savant.

Rodriguez: Will you sign copies of your CD after either show at the Jazz Alley?

Wright: Yes. Both. I enjoy visiting.

Rodriguez: I love your clothes and style, from the shoes to the accessories. How do you determine what to wear for each performance? Are your outfits pre-selected before you set out on tour, or do you assemble them on the day of show?

Wright: Thanks. I'll bring a couple of options and will usually decide after sound check. The room or even the ride through the city can determine wardrobe.

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