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Lizz Wright

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Duration 90 minutes
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With her inimitable voice, which the New York Times calls "a soft, dark alto, endowed with qualities one might associate with barrel-aged bourbon or butter-soft leather," Lizz Wright transcends social divisions thanks to to an interpretive strength that reflects the American cultural fabric.

Among America's greatest contemporary performers, Wright draws inspiration from her upbringing in South Georgia where she made her debut as music director of a small church of which her father was the pastor.

"My influences are very clear. You only need to listen to my music," he says. "Mine was a very spiritual family and strongly connected to the land having from generations of a farming tradition. What you hear in my music is not only my African-American heritage but also that of a person who lives connected to the land. I try to break away from stereotypes and sing my personality as a woman and a human being on this Earth."

to 23 years old reaches the top of the Billboard jazz charts with his first album Salt, to which is followed by Dreaming Wide Awake, The Orchard and Fellowship, a gospel-heavy set that includes prestigious collaborations with the Kindred Spirits, Me'Shell Ndegéocello and Angélique Kidjo. On the Concord label, he releases Freedom & Surrender and Grace, an album recorded with producer Joe Henry and critically acclaimed worldwide as a testament to Wright's deep connection to the South and its music, a mix of contemporary and traditional folk, gospel, blues, jazz and soul.

In 2022 with the live album Holding Space he launched his independent record label, Blues & Greens Records, with the goal of creating a sustainable circuit for artists.

to Spoleto Wright presents his latest album Shadow.

Credits

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Lizz Wright voice

piano and organ Kenny Banks Sr.

bass Ben Zwerin

Adam Levy guitar

Ivan Edwards drums

in collaboration with Umbria Jazz

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June 30
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01 July
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11:00
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08 July
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09 July
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Lizz Wright

Among the greatest modern American singers, with an illustrious 20-year career that transcends social divisions, Wright draws inspiration from her upbringing in South Georgia, where she was the music director of a small church whose father was pastor. Call-and-response singing with the church congregation was her first encounter with music. to 23 years old she signed with Verve Records to release her debut album, Salt, which topped the Billboard contemporary jazz charts. He continues to recording for Universal Music Group and releases the albums Dreaming Wide Awake (2005), The Orchard (2008) and Fellowship (2010). For Concord, Wright releases Freedom & Surrender (2016) - featuring the single Lean In, which was included on President Obama's summer 2016 playlist - and Grace (2017). Wright launches his independent record label, Blues & Greens Records, with the 2022 release of Holding Space, a live album (produced from Christian Ulbrich) recorded at a concert to Berlin in 2018, to which is followed by a short film, Holding Space, produced from Monica Haslip and Lynne Earls. After two decades of major label contracts, Wright owns her recordings for the first time in her career. Blues & Greens Records creates a healthy ecosystem with sustainable business practices. In 2024, Wright releases her debut studio album, Shadow, produced from Chris Bruce and produced from Lizz Wright on Blues & Greens Records (licensed/distributed through Lightyear Entertainment/Virgin Music). The album contains five original songs and celebrates the intimacy of romantic love, loss, community and healing. For Shadow Wright works with Ryan Freeland and music legend Bonnie Raitt. Shadow features acclaimed artists such as Angelique Kidjo and Meshell Ndegeocello.

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