Alicia Olatuja – Intuition: From the Minds of Women and the Matthew Whitaker Quartet

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Berklee Performance Center

Praised by The New York Times as “a singer with a strong and luscious tone,” acclaimed vocalist, composer, and arranger Alicia Olatuja sings across a remarkable range of styles with authority. On her stunning recorded debut, Intuition: Songs From The Minds Of Women, Olatuja lends her distinctive approach to celebrating the artistic output of a wide range of noted female composers. 

For an artist not yet 20 years old, Matthew Whitaker has had an astonishing rise. From television appearances including Showtime at the Apollo, The Today Show, and Ellen!, to performances around the world, this young organist, pianist, and drummer has become a “must- see” rising star.

“Olatuja possesses a special instrument: a full-bodied tone, precise pitch and personal engagement at the lowest whisper or highest wail.”

Downbeat Magazine

“Also performing that night with host Wayne Brady was a 13-year-old blind keyboard phenom named Matthew Whitaker, who played like the second coming of Ray Charles.”

CBS Sunday Morning

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