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Siren Nation presents:
The streaming premiere of our 2017 Billie Holiday Tribute Night & Fundraiser Concert!
Originally recorded live April 15, 2017 at the Alberta Rose Theatre, this event is being presented online for the first time ever, in honor of Billie Holiday’s birthday. This fundraiser concert brings together musicians of many genres to pay tribute to one of the greatest jazz singers and songwriters of our time.
This is a fundraiser for nonprofits Siren Nation, which promotes women in the arts; and Portland Opportunities Industrialization Center + Rosemary Anderson High School, which provides education, mentoring, family outreach, employment training, and placement services. Proceeds will also benefit the artists and the Alberta Rose Theatre in Portland, Oregon, where the concert was recorded.
Billie Holiday, also known as “Lady Day,” was an American jazz singer and songwriter. Holiday was a hugely formative influence on jazz and pop singing. Her vocal style, strongly inspired by jazz instrumentalists, pioneered a new way of manipulating phrasing and tempo. Above all, she was admired all over the world for her deeply personal and intimate approach to singing.
Featuring performances by local Portland singers and musicians:
- Amenta Abioto
- Arietta Ward
- Cristina Cano
- Jasmine VanDemarr
- Jeni Wren
- Karyn Ann
- Margaret Gibson Wehr
- Moorea Masa & The Mood
- Nafisaria Scroggins-Thomas
- Ruth Oliver
- Sonia Barcelona
- Saeeda Wright
- Tonya Abernathy
Watch the concert online on Wednesday, April 7, 2021, beginning at 7:00 pm.
This event will also be simulcast on KBOO Radio on April 7, 2021 at 7:00 p.m.
Thank you for supporting Siren Nation and our communities during the coronavirus pandemic.