In her Triad debut, Come On Up My Castle’s Rockin… Alicia pays musical tribute to blues jazz legend Alberta Hunter, whose career spanned 6 decades as she overcame obstacles and broke racial barriers to become one of the first African American singers to make the transition from lowly brothels to become the “toast of royalty and international society.” Alicia takes you on a historical musical journey through the origins and early development of America’s classical music later known as jazz. Setting the scene in the 1920’s, Alicia takes you to some of the most famous ballrooms, cabarets, nightclubs and theaters while paying tribute to Alberta and other composers and performers of this magical era. With her sassy, smooth sultry contralto tones and her playful swing and witty humor, she recreates the “Bright Light District.”
Come On Up My Castle’s Rockin… Featuring: Takaaki Otomo on piano, Noriko Ueda on bass, and George Gray on drums. Special appearance by Rome Neal (Nuyorican Poets Café).