McKenna Alicia Album Release wsg NORUZ

McKenna Alicia EP Release wsg NORUZ

McKenna Alicia is a young up and coming vocalist and composer based out of New Orleans, Louisiana. A sweet synthesis of neo soul, and contemporary jazz, Alicia offers a fresh new voice, taking the sounds of the past and re-creating them in her own unique way. Her rich sonorous vocal tone accompanied by her groove-powered band are a refreshing sight to hear and see. After several years of making waves in the local music scene, Alicia is set to independently release her debut album in the Fall of 2018.

This month she's joined by friends, NORUZ. Formed in 2013 by bassist Amina Michele Scott and trumpeter Cyrus Nabipoor, NORUZ is a jazz fusion sextet out of New Orleans, LA.

Influence and inspiration is drawn from heavyweights The Headhunters and Miles Davis’ Electric Band as well as modern giants Snarky Puppy and the Robert Glasper Experiment. Equally adept in the studio as on the stage, NORUZ released their debut full-length record, The Witching Hour, on May 11, 2018. Their album release party was the culmination of a 5 month residency held at Three Keys inside Ace Hotel New Orleans. The monthly event entitled Elephant in the Room: A Night with NORUZ provided space for the band to dive into their deep catalogue of originals while also an opportunity to collaborate with special guests. Featured artists included drummer Jamison Ross (Snarky Puppy), trumpeter Eric "Benny" Bloom (Lettuce), vocalist Mykia Jovan, and guitarist Dominic Minix (Yung vul) among others.


Details

  • 9PM–Wednesday, September 26
  • Doors at 9PM
  • Free with RSVP

McKenna Alicia is a young up and coming vocalist and composer based out of New Orleans, Louisiana. A sweet synthesis of neo soul, and contemporary jazz, Alicia offers a fresh new voice, taking the sounds of the past and re-creating them in her own unique way. Her rich sonorous vocal tone accompanied by her groove-powered band are a refreshing sight to hear and see. After several years of making waves in the local music scene, Alicia is set to independently release her debut album in the Fall of 2018.

This month she's joined by friends, NORUZ. Formed in 2013 by bassist Amina Michele Scott and trumpeter Cyrus Nabipoor, NORUZ is a jazz fusion sextet out of New Orleans, LA.

Influence and inspiration is drawn from heavyweights The Headhunters and Miles Davis’ Electric Band as well as modern giants Snarky Puppy and the Robert Glasper Experiment. Equally adept in the studio as on the stage, NORUZ released their debut full-length record, The Witching Hour, on May 11, 2018. Their album release party was the culmination of a 5 month residency held at Three Keys inside Ace Hotel New Orleans. The monthly event entitled Elephant in the Room: A Night with NORUZ provided space for the band to dive into their deep catalogue of originals while also an opportunity to collaborate with special guests. Featured artists included drummer Jamison Ross (Snarky Puppy), trumpeter Eric "Benny" Bloom (Lettuce), vocalist Mykia Jovan, and guitarist Dominic Minix (Yung vul) among others.

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