Lizz Wright

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... read moreLizz Wright is a Georgia-born vocalist and composer who synthesizes R&B, jazz, folk, blues, and gospel. Her father served as the pianist and musical director at the local church, and he encouraged his daughter to absorb classic hymns. Eventually, blues and jazz were added to Wright's musical plate...

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Hit The Ground
Lizz Wright
3:31
My Heart
Lizz Wright
3:51
Coming Home (Album Version)
Lizz Wright
4:45
A Taste Of Honey
Lizz Wright
3:50
Stop
Lizz Wright
3:32

Biography

Active: 2000s-2010s
Country Of origin: United States of America

Lizz Wright is a vocalist and composer who synthesizes R&B, jazz, folk, blues, and gospel. She was born in 1980 in the Georgia town of Hahira, and her musical tastes blossomed early on. Her father served as the pianist and musical director at the local church, and he encouraged his daughter to absorb the soulful dispositions of classic hymns. Eventually, blues and jazz were added to Wright's musical plate, and by high school she was earning awards in choir competitions. Wright was coming into her own with a warm, smooth singing voice, so her decision to attend Georgia State in Atlanta to study voice at a professional level wasn't surprising. In 2000, Wright joined the vocal quartet In the Spirit. The group was quickly hailed as the best jazz group in the city, which motivated Wright to hone her craft all the more. Two years later, the Verve label signed her as a solo artist. Her impressive singing style was captured on her 2003 debut, Salt. Dreaming Wide Awake, for which she shifted to Verve Forecast, followed in 2005. After making a guest appearance on the Toots Thielemans album One More for the Road in 2006, Wright released her third album, The Orchard, in 2008. In 2010, she returned with Fellowship, a gospel-heavy set that featured guest performances from kindred spirits Me'Shell Ndegéocello and vocalist Angélique Kidjo. After a move to Concord, she released Freedom & Surrender in 2015. It included versions of Nick Drake's "River Man" and Bee Gees' "To Love Somebody." Grace, recorded with Joe Henry, arrived two years later with a gentle cover of Allen Toussaint's "Southern Nights" among its singles. ~ MacKenzie Wilson~ Rovi

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Lazy Saturday Afternoon
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Lazy Saturday Afternoon
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