Quiana Lynell
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Quiana Lynell
Rising Singer

Quiana Lynell

NOV 7–10 | Women of the World

Nov 10, 2019
Joe Henderson Lab
SunNov 10
6:00 PM

$30

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SunNov 10
7:30 PM

$30

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The 2017 Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition winner and protégé of trumpet master Terence Blanchard, singer Quiana Lyell performs songs from her Concord Jazz debut, A Little Love.

As is often the case with powerhouse vocalists, the Texas-born Lyell was captivated by gospel music from a young age, and combined the church’s lasting musical influence with the classical training she received at Louisiana State University before eventually branching into zydeco and jazz, working with the likes of Aaron Neville and New Orleans trumpet king Wendell Brunious. With a voice alternately smoky and clarion clear, possessed of pinpoint touch and endless reserves of soul, Lynell has performed with the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra as principal soprano and collaborated with a wide swath of musical masters including Nona Hendryx, Herbie Hancock, Bernard Purdie, Patti Austin, and in 2018, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band in a tribute to Ella Fitzgerald. Lynell first worked with Blanchard began with a tribute to filmmaker Spike Lee in Poland alongside a 75-piece orchestra, and has remained a guiding force in her career. With A Little Love, Lynell steps out as a major new voice, covering compositions by Donny Hathaway, George and Ira Gershwin, Chaka Khan, Irma Thomas and Duke Ellington.

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With A Little Love, Lynell steps out as a major new voice.

Quiana Lynell is already a vocal presence. A unique, but warm, comforting voice that will make you reflect. However, she’s not only a voice, but a composer as well with something to say.

Terence Blanchard

Quiana Lynell is already a vocal presence. A unique, but warm, comforting voice that will make you reflect. However, she’s not only a voice, but a composer as well with something to say.

Terence Blanchard

Personnel

Quiana Lynell vocals
Sam Dickey guitar
Daniel Meiniecke piano
Max Moran bass
Joe Dyson drums
TBA percussion

Lynell didn’t simply grind out a blues; she painted a picture, shading and coloring the lyrics with strong vocal technique honed through her classical training. When the song concluded, she owned the room.

DownBeat

Personnel

Quiana Lynell vocals
Sam Dickey guitar
Daniel Meiniecke piano
Max Moran bass
Joe Dyson drums
TBA percussion

Lynell didn’t simply grind out a blues; she painted a picture, shading and coloring the lyrics with strong vocal technique honed through her classical training. When the song concluded, she owned the room.

DownBeat

Watch & Listen

Quiana Lynell

Move Me No Mountain

Quiana Lynell

Just a Little Lovin'

Quiana Lynell

Move Me No Mountain

Quiana Lynell

Just a Little Lovin'