Celebrity Series Lizz Wright and Lean on Me: José James Celebrates Bill Withers
Lizz Wright, one of the most respected jazz and popular singers of her generation, has released five critically acclaimed albums. With an inimitable voice that the New York Times touts as “a smooth, dark alto possessed of qualities you might associate with barrel-aged bourbon or butter-soft leather,” Wright sings with a soaring reflection of the cultural fabric of America.
Often referred to as a jazz singer for the hip-hop generation, New York City–based vocalist José James combines jazz; soul; drum and bass; and spoken word into a unique brand of vocal jazz. With Lean on Me, celebrating the 80th birth year of legendary R&B singer-songwriter Bill Withers, James explores the deep musical catalog that touched millions of hearts and united communities worldwide.