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Marva Wright

Marva Wright, the powerhouse New Orleans blues and gospel belter who left her job as a school secretary to sing around the world was enormously popular among fellow musicians in The Big Easy. Ms. Wright was an impressive live performer who moved easily between gospel spirituals and bawdy blues romps. In her late-blooming career, she released albums on local and international record labels, and performed across Europe, in Russia and Brazil, and at blues festivals around the United States. She drew large crowds at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival presented by Shell, and staged an annual Christmas concert at Tipitina’s.

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