The Northampton Arts Council works to support and nurture the arts in the city of Northampton. The Council awards grants twice each year to artists and arts groups from both state and locally-raised funds, and seeks to improve public awareness of the arts. Its' goals include maintaining and preserving the rich and diverse cultural heritage of Northampton, programming such annual events of interest to the community as First Night Northampton and Transperformance.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Alicia Olatuja Quartet at the Vermont Jazz Center

Alicia Olatuja Quartet at the Vermont Jazz Center

Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 8pm

Vocalist Alicia Olatuja will perform at the Vermont Jazz Center on Saturday, May 16th with her quartet including Jahaan Sweet on piano, Michael Olatuja on bass and Otis Brown III on drums.
Olatuja is best known for her remarkable vocal solo at Obama’s 2013 inauguration with the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir. A person who believes in the power of music to heal, she is a serious jazz singer called “flawless” by Dianne Reeves and the “Queen” by pianist Monty Alexander. Her debut album includes guest artist Christian McBride. Olatuja will perform jazz standards and music influenced by the African roots of her husband, the bassist in her quartet. Come find out why the New York Times claims “Ms. Olatuja is a singer with a strong lustrous tone and an amiably regal presence onstage.”

Sponsored by Ed Anthes and Mary Ellen Copeland of Peach Press, Inc.

Tickets $20- 40 sliding scale, $15 student.
Available at door, online, In the Moments Records, Main St Brattleboro VT
Please call ahead for handicap access.

Vermont Jazz Center
72 Cotton Mill Hill #222
Brattleboro VT 05301

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