Six top female jazz vocalists will pay tribute to legendary jazz greats during the “Sisters in Song: Saluting Jazz’s Greatest Divas” concert on Sunday.
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Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama traveled from the nation’s capitol to accept the Joseph E. Lowery Institute Change Agent Award. The Morehouse College Glee Club sang “Glory” from the moie Selma and British Singer Estelle and Atlanta based singers Jennifer Holiday and Kathleen Bertrand also paid tribute to Dr. Lowery in song. Bertrand closed the program out with her rendition of Stevie Wonder’s “Happy Birthday To You” as the birthday cake was rolled out.
“Kathleen Bertrand skillfully weaves a musical tapestry of Traditional, Broadway, and Negro Spirituals, and emerges triumphant! This angelic voice makes a joyful noise that will overflow your ears and heart with a sumptuous ecumenical feast served on a bed of Jazz.”
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“Music that will soothe the mind and soul”
“‘Brazilian Magic’ is one of my all time favorite tunes and everytime a nice entry for a great soul / r&b or brazilian special mix here on our webradio station.”
“If you gaze into the shadows between Erykah Badu, Anita Baker, and Cassandra Wilson, you’ll find Kathleen Bertrand and her warm honey voice. a way smooth vocalist who has her own way of turning a phrase.”
“Your ‘New Standards’ is not what I expected – it is much more than I expected. 🙂 Of course I expected your sensual and sultry voice to deliver something sexy and stimulating and you certainly delivered all that plus some; with real energy. What I did not expect was to be touched so deeply and spiritually within my soul, and I thank you for that.”
“Will appeal to soul and jazz folk alike.”