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Lizz Wright

One of the most intriguing singers to emerge in recent years, Lizz Wright gives the impression that she can sing anything in any field, from jazz and gospel to R&B and pop. Born in Hahira, Georgia to a father who was a minister and a mother who sang gospel music in church, she played piano and sang in church as a child. In high school she studied choral singing, performing with groups that won national awards. Wright studied voice at Georgia State University in Atlanta and also attended the New School in New York. Back in Atlanta, she gained recognition for her singing with the jazz group In the Spirit. In002 Wright was part of Terence Blanchard’s touring Billie Holiday tribute and her singing resulted in her getting a great deal of attention.

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