Rachelle Ferrell

When:
October 11, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
2018-10-11T20:00:00-04:00
2018-10-11T20:30:00-04:00
Where:
Blues Alley
1073 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Cost:
$70 - $75 (Plus $12 Minimum and $5 Fee)

Back for her annual October weekend at Blues Alley, the renowned Rachelle Ferrell sings a canny mix of Black musical forms. Her sound isn’t unlike some of the people for whom she used to sing backup: Lou Rawls, Patti LaBelle and George Duke. A solo star since the 1990s, she’s possessed of a flooring, more than six-octave range. Two separate sets at 8 & 10 p.m.

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Giovanni is the founder of CapitalBop, and a music critic for the New York Times. He previously served as a contributor to the Washington Post, the FADER, JazzTimes, NPR Music and others, and hosted “On the Margin,” a books show on WPFW-FM. As head of CapitalBop, he has covered the D.C. jazz scene since 2010. (He is no longer directly involved in the presenting of CapitalBop's concerts.) He graduated from Tufts University with a bachelor’s degree in history, with a focus on African-American history. Reach Giovanni at editor@capitalbop.com. Read him at giovannirussonello.com or nytimes.com/by/giovanni-russonello. Follow him on Twitter at @giorussonello.