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Waberi Jordan – Solo Jazz/Blues Musician
February 15, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
“if one were to describe Waberi’s Sound, one might say that it is an Inter-Galactic fusion of deliciously playful rhythm splashed across a Cosmic canvas on which her voice shines through like a symphony of Angels dancing through the air…”
Returning to the Buttonwood Tree for the 2nd time, Waberi Jordan celebrates Love.
February 15th, by popular demand she takes the stage, with music that speaks to the heart and warms the soul. And if all the stars align, there will be a few joyous surprises as well!
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