Goapele at Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley

Nov 10 - Nov 13, 2011

The Pacific Jazz Institute at Dimitriou's Jazz Alley presents Goapele for four nights and six shows. Touring in support of her recent release Break of Dawn. Set times Friday - Saturday at 7:30pm and 9:30pm. Set time Thursday and Sunday at 7:30pm. Doors at 6pm on Thursday. Doors open at 5:30pm Friday - Sunday.

"This spiritual love child of Sade and D’Angelo mixes sweet soul vocals, jazz funk instrumentation and hip hop rhythms by underground Bay Area beatmasters. Goapele can kick it in the streets as in the lounge."

- Rolling Stone

Goapele possesses one of the most alluring and powerful voices, injecting poignant words with both soul and substance. Her voice is quietly seductive, sexy, galvanizing and sweet. She brilliantly experiments with skillful compositions and heart wrenching harmonies, all with a smooth as pearl delivery. Billboard Magazine says that "Her name, Goapele is just as intriguing as her music that organically mixes R&B, hip-hop, jazz, and electronica in introspective, candid songs that colorfully reflect this soulful sista's diverse range and life experiences."

The Oakland, California-based songstress broke onto the Bay Area music scene in 2001 with her ethereal EP, Closer, and the follow-up full-length album, Even Closer. Released on her family-owned record company, Skyblaze Recordings, the album’s mix of soulful grooves and thought-provoking lyrics introduced the world to a multi-faceted artist and songwriter, known as much for her social and political activism as for her lush romantic ballads.

Goapele’s searing voice can be both sensuous and serious, often on the same song. After taking off time from recording, Goapele has returned to the forefront of the music scene with Break of Dawn, a collection of sophisticated songs dealing with love, loss and all the life in between.

“One of my goals for the newest project Break of Dawn was to be more uninhabited,” Goapele says. “I came into this business as a young woman who wanted to be taken seriously for my music, but, now I’m more willing to share my sexiness as well. I realize that it’s possible to be both complex and provocative.”

After a six-year hiatus, Goapele returns to the limelight with perhaps her most diverse and exciting project to date. Without a doubt, the beauty, tenderness and joyful music on Break of Dawn will make your day.

Dimitriou's Jazz Alley

Seattle WA 98121
United States


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