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  • 8/10/17 – Selina Albright

    With a last name associated with musical excellence, Selina Albright is a soulful singer-songwriter with versatility that comes from years of listening to many origins and languages of music. Her angelic tone adds character and emotion to any ballad, yet her powerful wailing and energetic stage presence commands attention. She will perform in the Branford Jazz Series on Thursday, August 10th, 2017, starting at 6:30 p.m.
     
    Albright developed her onstage charisma and vocal technique from being exposed to legendary artists, such as Whitney Houston, Take Six, Ella Fitzgerald, Dinah Washington, Beyonce, Lalah Hathaway, and Tina Turner. Her intimate, connective writing style comes from experiences and aspirations from her own life, so that when you listen to her music, you are introduced to a private piece of who Albright is, has been, or is becoming.
     
    The artist appears on Gerald Albright’s Grammy-nominated projects, dating back to 1997, with such titles as “Live To Love,” “Smooth,” ”Slam Dunk,” and “G.” She wrote and performed the lyrics for the title track of Gerald Albright’s Grammy-nominated collaboration with Norman Brown, entitled “24/7." Most recently, Albright was featured on Peter White’s 2016 release “Groovin’.”
     
    Selina Albright’s R&B/Soul 2013 release entitled “Brighter” topped the UK Soul Chart for four weeks, and her sassy 2010 Jazz original “You and I,” was featured on iTunes’ “Top 100 Downloads” list for the genre of Jazz in 2010! Her most recent release “Sun Comes Up” (2016) has outperformed all previous releases, and her new full-length R&B project entitled "Conversations” was released on March 17, 2017! The first single “Eat Something” (featuring Kay-Ta Matsuno) is billboard-charted and climbing many internet radio charts in addition to being added to radio station rotations in many countries!
     
    Aside from her R&B/Jazz releases, the artist has also joined forces with Electronic Dance Music artists, demonstrating yet another facet of her creativity. The world has responded strongly to her collaborations with the internationally-revered DJ duo Manufactured Superstars. A major highlight of her career was their performance of “Serious” for the Las Vegas Electric Daisy Carnival in 2011, before over 200,000 high-energy ravers and fans! Her creative relationship with Manufactured Superstars continues.
 
    Selina Albright has graced the stage the world over with many artists, such as pianists Jeff Lorber, George Duke, Joe Sample, Brian Simpson, Brian Culbertson, Keiko Matsui, and David Benoit; guitarists Peter White, Nick Colionne, Norman Brown, Jonathan Butler, Jeff Golub, David P. Stevens, JJ Sansaverino, Adam Hawley, and Matt Marshak; bassists Marcus Miller and Gerald Veasley; saxophonists Gerald Albright, Dave Koz, David Sanborn, Kirk Whalum, Steve Cole, Boney James, Jeff Kashiwa, Richard Elliot, Marion Meadows, Gianni Vancini, Eric Darius, Jackiem Joyner, and Candy Dulfer; trumpeters Hugh Masakela, Rick Braun and Patches Stewart; vocalists Chaka Khan, Will Downing, Eric Roberson, Regina Belle, Algebra Blessett, Tony Momrelle, and The Temptations; and bands Pieces of a Dream and Four80East.

    “I am really excited about the Branford Jazz Series because I get to introduce myself as a solo artist and share my originals and my story,” said Albright. “That paired with seeing the roster of jazz artists I admire who have already performed in this series, just makes this an amazing opportunity. I’ can’t wait to meet everyone and welcome them into my living room for a conversation.”

    For questions about the series, please call 203-488-8304 or email to: branfordjazz@gmail.com