Alicia Olatuja Lights Up the Starrlight Jazz Club Series at Walton Arts Center
NORTHWEST ARKANSAS, February 14, 2018 – Classically trained, but Influenced by a wide range of musical styles including gospel, soul and jazz, Alicia Olatuja will light up the stage at Walton Arts Center on Friday, March 2 at 7:30 pm.
Tickets start at $30 plus applicable fess and can be purchased online at waltonartscenter.org, in person at the Walton Arts Center Box Office or by calling 479.443.5600.
Praised by The New York Times as “a singer with a strong and luscious tone and an amiably regal presence on stage,” Olatuja has been astounding audiences with her exquisite vocals, artistic versatility and captivating demeanor since 2013, when she performed as a featured soloist with the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir at President Obama’s second inauguration.
Olatuja graduated with a Master’s in Classical Voice/Opera from the Manhattan School of Music. After appearing in numerous operatic and musical theater productions, she started to perform regularly in gospel and jazz concerts and worked with well-known artists including Chaka Khan, BeBe Winans and Christine McBride. Olatuja toured in 2015-16 with the Map to the Treasure: Reimagining Laura Nyro production. She has also performed at the Charlie Parker Festival, the BRIC JazzFest, Cabrillo Music Festival, the Jazz Standard, Vermont Jazz Center and the Monty Alexander Jazz Fest.
Olatuja possesses a special instrument: a full-bodied tone, precise pitch balanced with soulful honesty and personal engagement at the lowest whisper or highest wail, according to Downbeat magazine.
For more information, visit www.waltonartscenter.org.