25 Oct, 8 p.m.
Rudolfinum

LIZZ WRIGHT

The Czech premiere of the charismatic artist with a mesmerising voice and authentic works that reflect a broad spectrum of traditional American music styles.

An angelic voice, powerful expression, earthy and soulful songs, and a terrific band. Lizz Wright offers all of that in a uniquely balanced combination, spiced with the traditions of African-American spirituals and blues. She breezed on to the scene with an esprit of her own at the turn of the millennium when she recorded her highly admired debut Salt under the supervision of legendary producer Tommy LiPuma. She has added another five award-winning albums since then. The increasing proportion of her own works gradually unveils the artistic veracity of Lizz Wright and augments her inimitable ability to mix original tones and colours from a musical palette that encompasses gospel, folk, jazz, pop, and blues. Her newest recording is called Grace, and if we were to look for a single word to characterise Lizz Wright, that would be the one.