Born: July 11 Primary Instrument: Vocalist
Jazz vocalist and DC-native Akua Allrich has proven herself to be a musician of extraordinary talent and crowd-moving passion. With finesse and charisma, this vocalist, composer and teacher, has successfully etched out a place for her unique musical expression, electrifying audiences in and around the nation’s capital with sold-out performances.
With the launch of her independently produced album, A Peace of Mine, in 2010, the young artist’s music and concerts are creating a significant buzz with critics and music-lovers alike. Said Franz Matzner of All About Jazz, “Akua Allrich’s music flows with a free, natural energy as engaging as her equally ingenuous personality.”...
Akua Allrich’s music flows with a free, natural energy as engaging as her equally ingenuous personality… She has developed a compelling musical style fusing jazz, R&B, and African influences… She has grown a loyal local audience and established herself in the increasingly vibrant Washington scene as a performer capable of not only packing the house, but bringing it to its feet. —Franz A. Matzner, All About Jazz
Singer Akua Allrich is defining the title fusion artist with her debut disc A Peace of Mine. Those who need some pop- flavored R&B thrown into their music mix won't be disappointed either with two of her tunes Just Wait and Too Hard that quickly remind us of Alicia Keys on a good day. —Soulbounce.com
“It is very rare that you find someone who has the style of grace of Nina Simone, the tenacity of Eartha Kitt, and just a little bit of the “oomph” of Billie Holiday.” —thisisrealmusic.com
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