On-Demand: Valerie Troutt

On-Demand: Valerie Troutt

Valerie Troutt

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The Oakland Girl

 • MAR 9 - JUN 8, 2022 

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With wide-ranging influences such as Bjork, Dianne Reeves, Carmen McRae, Joni Mitchell, Walter Hawkins and Cassandra Wilson, jazz and gospel vocalist Valerie Troutt is a tremendously creative artist for whom art and activism are intertwined. Bay Area born and bred, her spiritual and social justice driven performances mirror her lifelong hunger for social connection and cultural narratives, and she makes her SFJAZZ debut with music from her Slow & Steady Records release, The Oakland Girl.

Since returning to the Bay Area after her studies at New York’s New School and subsequent touring, Troutt has partnered with East Bay Performance Art Center, the Museum of African Diaspora, San Francisco Queer Cultural Center, the Embodiment Project, Zoolabs, Yerba Buena SF, and Oakland School for the Arts, where Troutt is currently a teaching artist in residence.

Troutt has shared stages and collaborated with major recording artists like Les Nubians, Jennifer Johns, Maria Muldaur, Kimiko Joy, and Sister Monica Parker, and has recorded with modern composers like Gregory Del Piero, Emanuel Ruffler, Howard Wiley and Jaz Sawyer. She has also performed extensively with Linda Tillery’s Cultural Heritage Choir and served as a principle singer in La Pena – Ayer, Hoy y Pa’Lante, an original suite of music by three-time GRAMMY nominee Wayne Wallace.

Opening Poem
Audacious IAM
Lift Every Voice and Sing James Weldon Johnson & James Rosamond Johnson, arr. Valerie Troutt
Just the Two of Us Bill Withers & William Salter, arr. Valerie Troutt
Lean on Love Valerie Troutt
I Am Bound Valerie Troutt
Afro Blue Mongo Santamaria
Just In Time Jule Styne
The Sound of Peace Valerie Troutt

Valerie Troutt
Colin Hogan piano, keyboards
Scott Thompson bass
Ruthie Price drums
Audacious IAM spoken word


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