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The Pace Report: "A Timeless Vocalist" The Alicia Olatuja Interview wsg Christian McBride

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Vocalist Alicia Olatuja is the future of music. Not only does she has a warm and kind spirit, she and her husband Michael continue to bridge the generation gap of music genres and the music she performs to music fans all over the world. At 30, this vocalist continues to great lineage of the black music tradition via gospel, soul, jazz, and world music. The St.Louis native just released her debut CD, "Timeless", to rave stellar reviews and features some of the greatest names in jazz music including Grammy-Award winning bassist Christian McBride, Ulysses Owens, Jr., Christian Sands, Gregoire Maret, Jon Cowherd, Jaleel Shaw, and multi-talented arranger, Lawrence Hobgood. Alicia isn't afraid to risks by recording classic songs like Stevie Wonder's "Stay Gold" and Michael Jackson's "Human Nature" it new and fresh arrangements. She also nails the gospel classic "Amazing Grace", which in part showcases her deep church roots in which she got started singing when she was a teen in St. Louis. Alicia's entire CD is proof that her music, talent, and hard work has paid off in a major way and music fans are ready for a vocalist whose vision is timeless beyond measure. Also, Michael, Alicia's husband, is an important part of her success. He serves as one of the producers of "Timeless" and plays both acoustic and electric bass in her band. The duo also performs under The Olatuja Project, something you listeners need to check out as well as support. For upcoming info on Alicia's concert dates or to order her debut cd "Timeless", please visit her website at www.aliciaolatuja.com