- When Ledisi makes her Ledisi Chants Nina Simone visit to the Newport Jazz Festival this end of the week (July 30-31).
- The crowd can anticipate a fun and enlightening experience.
Those were only a few of the descriptive words quibbled about by the whole house leaving the Hollywood Bowl after the late stamped Grammy Award victor’s Los Angeles visit on July 24.
Radiant in a lively multi-shaded kimono lined in illustrious blue, Ledisi drew a progression of overwhelming applauses as her incredible vocals accepted the enthusiastic subtleties at play in Simone’s rich, adaptable index. The craftsman picked seven of those tunes, including “Four Women,” “My Baby Just Cares for Me,” “Feeling Better,” and “Work Song,” for her most recent collection, Ledisi Sings Nina, which was delivered through the vocalist’s BMG-disseminated Listen Back Entertainment on July 23.
The recognition for the adaptable vocalist artist/social liberties dissident is likewise the summit of a progression of undertakings, including Ledisi’s self-proclaimed “shero,” notwithstanding other music projects that kept the artist occupied previously during the pandemic.
After that, everything eased back down, and I continued onward,” says Ledisi with a chuckle.
That is because before the collection’s delivery, her tenth in general and second on her name, the Los Angeles-based craftsman,n went through 2020 distributing her second book that January, Don’t Ever Lose Your Walk: How to Embrace Your Journey, on her Chinwe’ya Publishing engrave. She likewise delivered The Wild Card, her introduction recording on Listen Back last August.
Late November discovered her showing up in her first PBS unique, Ledisi Live: A Tribute to Nina Simone. That was trailed by a virtual show live gushed in December, Ledisi: Live from the Troubadour, the notable Los Angeles scene.