Great Ladies of Jazz
Homage to Great Ladies Nina, Aretha, Ella, Roberta, Miriam & others
Soulful. Sultry. Jazzy. Robbi Kumalo transforms audiences with her exquisite voice, electrifying smile and joyful stage presence mixed with powerful interpretations, impassioned vocals, and improvised commentary span musical genres and languages. In addition to singing for over 1,000,000 children since the 80's, Kumalo has appeared alongside luminaries such as Aretha Franklin, Diana Ross, Arif Mardin, Jewel, Harry Belafonte, Rod Stewart, Mary J Blige, Ashford and Simpson, Dave Matthews, Edie Brickell, Bakithi Kumalo, John Hiatt & Eileen Ivers among others. Her unique musical style and stage craft defines her performances. This performance artist sings classic melodies that still have the power to bring a tear to the eye and joy to the soul, decades after the fact. In her Great Ladies of Jazz, Kumalo pays homage to many powerhouses like Simone, Makeba, Franklin, Fitzgerald, O'Day, Flack, Pearl Bailey, Vaughan, Adams and King with originals slid in between. Wit, personality, and musical spontaneity flavors her performances, inviting the heart of every listener inside.