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Waberi Jordan – Solo Jazz/Blues Musician
September 13 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Many have likened her to legends like Nina Simone, Roberta Flack, Cassandra Wilson, and contemporaries like Laura Mvula; but the comparison is not solely in the sound of Waberi Jordan’s voice, but in the legacy she exhibits.
Having begun her musical Journey in Los Angeles – specifically in Leimert Park – her mentors and influences include Billy Higgins, Horace Tapscott’s Pan Afrikan Peoples’ Arkestra and the Great Voice of U.G.M.A.A. and the inimitable Dwight Trible who admonished her to follow her heart with her music and voice when he was so moved by her haunting-yet-refreshed recording of Strange Fruit. Dwight “made it his life’s work to help the world to hear her voice.”
More than a beautiful voice and a guitar, Waberi performs music that is reflective of a complex narrative, gently sculpted around jazz, blues, and her own style that makes Jordan highly sought after as a featured vocalist and collaborator. Some of the most innovative and exciting new musicians, from multiple genres, has garnered Waberi a swiftly growing international audience from Los Angeles and New York to UK, France and Amsterdam.
Music Video for ‘Put It Right There’: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5M-BfilZmc&list=UUAk5uC8KcRNlbkqLvaN1S0A&feature=share
Music Video for ‘Sunflowers in my Garden’: http://youtu.be/X_YGQ0VqgQo