Alicia Olatuja

Performance Santa Fe presents jazz vocalist Alicia Olatuja!

Alicia Olatuja has one of the most exquisite instruments around: a glorious, mezzo-soprano voice that can seamlessly transition between jazz, soul, gospel, and pop.¬†Olatuja has perfected her “strong, lustrous tone” (The New York Times) by immersing herself in a wide range of musical styles, from singing in St. Louis church choirs during her youth to completing her Masters at the Manhattan School of Music.

The rising star made her professional debut as Sacagewea at Opera Memphis, Carnegie Hall, UVA, and The Kennedy Center before taking the world by storm during her performance at President Obama’s second inauguration. She has since released two critically-acclaimed albums, collaborated with such artists as Billy Childs, Chaka Khan, and Christian McBride, and graced the stages of the nation’s top jazz venues.

Accompanied by her acclaimed jazz combo, Alicia Olatuja takes the stage at the Lensic Performing Arts Center on Tuesday, February 11 to perform career highlights as well as songs from her latest album, Intuition: Songs from the Minds of Women, which celebrates the achievements of a long list of esteemed female composers.

Alicia Olatuja
Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at 7:30 pm
Lensic Performing Arts Center
211 W San Francisco Street, Santa Fe, NM 87501

Tickets: $29-$115
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Alicia Olatuja, vocals
Josh Nelson, piano & keyboard
David Rosenthal, guitar
Benjamin Shepard, bass
Ulysses Owens Jr., drums
program announced from the stage

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Performance Santa Fe is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to present world-class music, dance, and theater, and to provide excellent performing arts education for our community.  Founded in 1937, Performance Santa Fe is New Mexico’s longest-running performing arts organization and has presented and produced more than 1,000 events, making it a cornerstone of Santa Fe’s arts community. Performance Santa Fe’s 83rd season runs from July 2019 through June 2020.  For tickets and additional information about Performance Santa Fe, please call 505 984 8759 or visit