Great Ladies of Jazz
Collins Gallery, Portland, OR
Soulful. Sultry. Jazzy. Robbi Kumalo transforms audiences. Her exquisite voice, electrifying smile and joyful stage presence mixed with powerful interpretations, impassioned vocals, and improvised commentary span musical genres and languages. In her The 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 spotted in between. Wit, personality and musical spontaneity flavors her performances, inviting the heart of every listener inside.