Since her 2002 breakthrough performance at a Los Angeles Billie Holiday tribute, Lizz Wright has been regarded as an important young talent in contemporary jazz. Wright inked a deal with seminal jazz label Verve soon after the Holiday performance. She released her debut album, Salt, in 2003, followed by Dreaming Wide Awake two years later. Her husky contralto voice and penchant for mixing jazz standards with pop, gospel, and soul numbers have earned her comparisons to such legends as Abbey Lincoln and Nina Simone, to young neo-soul singers like Jill Scott and Angie Stone, and to crossover artists like Norah Jones and Cassandra Wilson.
By Kristin Palm @ MusicGuide - Full bio here
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Liz Wright page @ Verve
Liz Wright @ MySpace
THE NEW LIZ WRIGHT ALBUM "THE ORCHARD" IS OUT NOW ON VERVE
Liz Wright will be performing live in Greece:
Tuesday 25 July - Kipotheatro Papagou, Athens