Attucks Jazz: Lena Seikaly, vocalist

Category: Music

Date and Time for this Past Event
  • Saturday, Jan 18, 2020  8pm

"One of the local jazz scene’s most promising performers."
-The Washington Post

"The lovely young D.C. vocalist Lena Seikaly is gaining a national reputation. Little wonder: her full-bodied voice has power and confidence…and her litheness and control are incredible."
-Washington City Paper

It’s easy to fall in love with this DC-based singer, as she weaves beautifully crafted vocal riffs along classic melodies, refreshing the standards with new nuance and meaning. Named “one of Washington’s preeminent jazz singers" and "brightest voices in jazz" (The Washington Post), Seikaly is making her mark in national and international jazz circles as a revivalist of traditional jazz vocals, as well as an innovator in contemporary vocal jazz styles. She was one of eleven semi-finalists for the prestigious 2015 Thelonious Monk Institute International Jazz Vocals Competition in L.A., and is an alum of the Betty Carter Jazz Ahead program in DC, and the Jazz Aspen Snowmass program directed by Christian McBride. She has performed at the Kennedy Center, Blues Alley, the Hamilton, and Strathmore Music Center, and has headlined at jazz festivals throughout the U.S. Mark your calendar for a beguiling Saturday night show when this gifted singer plays the Attucks.

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