15th Annual Billie Holiday Tribute Night

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KBOO
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Sat, 05/28/2022 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm


This event brings together musicians of many genres to pay tribute to one of the greatest jazz singers and songwriters of our time. Billie Holiday, also known as “Lady Day,” was an American jazz singer and songwriter. Holiday was a hugely formative influence on jazz and pop singing. Her vocal style, strongly inspired by jazz instrumentalists, pioneered a new way of manipulating phrasing and tempo. Above all, she was admired all over the world for her deeply personal and intimate approach to singing. The 15th Annual Billie Holiday Tribute Night is a celebration of Jazz Appreciation Month, Billie Holiday’s birthday month and her 107th Birthday.

This year’s Billie Holiday Tribute is curated and emceed by Marcia Hocker, the recipient of the 2018 Jazz Hero Award for the city of Portland from the nationally recognized Jazz Journalists Association. Performances include:

LaRhonda Steele
Danielle M. Barker
Arietta Ward
Anandi
Emily Wilder
Marcia Hocker

A portion of this years proceeds were donated to Portland Opportunities Industrialization Center and Rosemary Anderson High School, which provide services in education, mentoring, family outreach, employment training, and placement to underserved communities, primarily people of color. https://www.portlandoic.org/

Siren Nation is a Portland-based nonprofit whose mission is to inspire and empower women and people of all marginalized genders to create art, and to highlight their many achievements in the arts. Founded in 2005, Siren Nation is a nonprofit arts organization that fulfills our mission by creating year-round performance, exhibition, and educational opportunities in multiple art forms. Siren Nation strives to be inclusive and build community. We welcome women and people of all marginalized genders to apply to and participate in Siren Nation events. We are committed to advancing gender, racial, and economic equity through our work, our practices, and our policies.

 

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