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Culture Agent Podcast

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24 min2016 FEB 17
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Singer, songwriter, and pianist Oleta Adams is performing this Saturday night, February 20, with celebrated Jazz pianist David Benoit, who will be conducting the Long Beach Symphony Orchestra Pops. Adams has performed on stages around the world, thrilling audiences as a solo performer, with her band, and with large ensembles and orchestras.

Her career, which spans 4 decades and a variety of styles, is centered on her beautifully versatile voice. Steeped in Gospel, Jazz, and popular idioms, her artistry has inspired collaborations with Tears For Fears, Phil Collins, Michael Bolton, Al Jarreau and Luther Vandross, and earned her multiple Grammy nominations.

In this interview with Culture Agent columnist Sander Roscoe Wolff, Adams shares insights into her childhood, working in Kansas City, and the strange trajectory of her storied career.

For tickets and additional information about Saturday's performance:

http://longbeachsymphony.org/concerts-events/an-evening-with-oleta-adams-and-david-benoit/

To learn more about Adams' touring schedule and album releases, visit:

http://oletaadams.com/