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Alicia Olatuja

Music
Thursday, November 21
8 pm
Cost: $29
General Public: $29, Union Member: $25, UW Faculty/Staff: $27, UW-Madison Student: $10
Versatile, soulful jazz singer with a voice that straddles the line between delicately personal and devastatingly bold.

Praised by the New York Times as “a singer with a strong and luscious tone and an amiably regal presence on stage”, Alicia Olatuja has been astounding audiences with her exquisite vocals, artistic versatility and captivating demeanor. She first came into the national spotlight in 2013, while performing as the featured soloist with the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir at President Barack Obama’s Second Inauguration. Shortly thereafter, she assembled her own jazz ensemble and recorded her first solo album, Timeless (2014).

"Olatuja possesses a special instrument: a full-bodied tone, precise pitch and personal engagement at the lowest whisper or highest wail." -DownBeat

That same year, Alicia came to the attention of the acclaimed composer/arranger/pianist Billy Childs, and was brought on to be part of the touring incarnation of “Map to the Treasure: Reimagining Laura Nyro” alongside vocalist Becca Stevens. 

Olatuja will perform songs from her album titled "Intuition: Songs from the Minds of Women" 


Learn more about Alicia Olatuja: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Website


Praised by the New York Times as “a singer with a strong and luscious tone and an amiably regal presence on stage”, Alicia Olatuja has been astounding audiences with her exquisite vocals, artistic versatility and captivating demeanor. She first came into the national spotlight in 2013, while performing as the featured soloist with the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir at President Barack Obama’s Second Inauguration. Shortly thereafter, she assembled her own jazz ensemble and recorded her first solo album, Timeless (2014).

"Olatuja possesses a special instrument: a full-bodied tone, precise pitch and personal engagement at the lowest whisper or highest wail." -DownBeat

That same year, Alicia came to the attention of the acclaimed composer/arranger/pianist Billy Childs, and was brought on to be part of the touring incarnation of “Map to the Treasure: Reimagining Laura Nyro” alongside vocalist Becca Stevens. 

Olatuja will perform songs from her album titled "Intuition: Songs from the Minds of Women" 


Learn more about Alicia Olatuja: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Website


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