Duke Performances

Lizz Wright

Friday, October 7, 2011 | 8:00 pm

Reynolds Industries Theater


A native of rural Georgia who now lives outside of Asheville, NC, the phenomenal Lizz Wright grew up in a household where gospel music reigned supreme. While she turned out to be an astonishing jazz, blues, and soul singer, she remains deeply committed to the sacred music of her childhood. Revelatory when singing the classics, she nevertheless defies categorization with a personal canon where Stevie Wonder and Me’Shell Ndegéocello are as welcome as Ella Fitzgerald. Wright’s voice is a captivating instrument, with a sultry grain and impeccable dynamic control. Bask in the commanding presence of an “awesome talent” (NY Times) that has hidden herself away right here in North Carolina.

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