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Occupation(s)  Singer, composer
Name  Lizz Wright
Associated acts  In the Spirit

Labels  Verve Records
Instruments  Vocals, percussion
Role  Singer ·
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Born  January 22, 1980 (age 35) Hahira, Georgia United States (1980-01-22)
Genres  R&B, vocal jazz, soul, gospel, blues
Movies  We Love Ella: A Tribute to the First Lady of Song

Lizz wright

Lizz Wright (born January 22, 1980) is an American jazz and gospel singer.


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Life and career

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Wright was born in the small town of Hahira, Georgia, one of three children and the daughter of a minister and the musical director of their church. She started singing gospel music and playing piano in church as a child, and also became interested in jazz and blues. She attended Houston County High School, where she was heavily involved in choral singing, receiving the National Choral Award. She went on to Georgia State University in Atlanta to study singing.

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Since then she has studied at The New School in New York, and in Vancouver, BC.

Wright joined the Atlanta-based vocal quartet In the Spirit in 2000, and in 2002 she signed a recording contract with Verve Records, where her musical compositions and vocal style led her to be compared to that of Norah Jones.

Her first album, Salt, was released in the spring of 2003 and reached No. 2 on the Billboard Top Contemporary Jazz chart in 2004. Her next release maintained the jazz and pop blend, while incorporating folk music. Dreaming Wide Awake was released in June 2005 and reached No. 1 on the Top Contemporary Jazz chart in 2005 and 2006.

In 2008, Wright released The Orchard to positive reviews. She released her fourth album in 2010. Most songs on Fellowship are gospel standards.


  • 2003: Salt (Verve)
  • 2005: Dreaming Wide Awake (Verve Forecast)
  • 2008: The Orchard (Verve Forecast)
  • 2010: Fellowship (Verve Forecast)
  • 2015: Freedom & Surrender (Concord)
  • 2017: Grace
  • As guest

  • "No One but Myself to Blame" and "Fool's Gold" on The Pecan Tree by Joe Sample (2002)
  • "...Till Then" and "The Fiddle and the Drum" on ...Till Then by Danilo Perez (2003)
  • "Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight" on Closer by David Sanborn (2005)
  • "Come Rain or Come Shine" on One More for the Road by Toots Thielemans (2006)
  • "Freedom" (backing vocals) on Supply and Demand by Amos Lee (2006)
  • "Reaching for the Moon" with violinist Regina Carter on We All Love Ella: Celebrating the First Lady of Song (2007)
  • "Whispering Pines" with Jakob Dylan on Endless Highway – A Tribute to the Band (2007)
  • "Stillness: Winterhouse" on Persona by Massimo Biolcati (2008)
  • "A Change Is Gonna Come" on Nordstrom's The Royal Blues: Celebrating the Queens of Blues and Jazz (2009)
  • "Nobody's Fault but Mine" on Pour une âme souveraine: A Dedication to Nina Simone by Meshell Ndegeocello (2012)
  • References

    Lizz Wright Wikipedia