University of Wyoming
“Olatuja possesses a special instrument: a full-bodied tone, precise pitch and personal engagement at the lowest whisper or highest wail.” Downbeat
“…a singer with a strong and luscious tone and an amiably regal presence on stage” New York Times
Since performing as the featured soloist with the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir at President Barack Obama’s Second Inauguration, Alicia Olatuja has been astounding audiences with her exquisite vocals, artistic versatility, and captivating demeanor. Lifelong influences in gospel, soul, jazz, and classical inform her artistic sensibility, and her journey to jazz includes a Masters degree in Classical Voice/Opera from the Manhattan School of Music. In the realm of jazz – with regular performances with giants such as Chaka Khan, BeBe Winans, and Christian McBride – Alicia Olatuja and her band are in steady demand, with regular appearances at venues such as the Jazz Standard, Harlem Stage Gatehouse, and the Rockport Jazz Festival.