Lady Sings the Blues
Siren Nation presents tribute concert
4/11/2017, 3 p.m.
A Portland group dedicated to promoting the works of local women in music, film, and other performance and visual arts will host its 11th annual Billie Holiday Tribute Night benefit on Saturday, April 15 at the Alberta Rose Theater.
Sponsored by Siren Nation, the event brings together musicians of many genres to pay tribute to one of the greatest jazz singers and songwriters of our time.
The concert will be emceed by Portland’s Renee Mitchell and feature performances by Amenta Abioto, Arietta Ward, Cristina Cano, Jasmine VanDemarr, Jeni Wren, Karyn Ann, Margaret Gibson Wehr, Moorea Masa, Nafisaria Scroggins-Thomas, Ruth Oliver, Sonia Seelinger, Saeeda Wright and Tonya Abernathy.
“Lady Day” Billie Holiday was a black American jazz singer and songwriter admired all over the world for her deeply personal and intimate approach to singing. She was a seminal influence on jazz and pop singing. Her vocal style, strongly inspired by jazz instrumentalists, pioneered a new way of manipulating phrasing and tempo.
Siren Nation presents: Lady Sings the Blues: A Tribute to Billie Holiday is Saturday, April 15 at the Alberta Rose Theatre, 3000 N.E. Alberta St. Doors at 7 p.m. with the show at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 and minors are okay when accompanied by a parent or guardian
For tickets and more information, visit albertarosetheater.com