September 16, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
Dunbar Cultural Center
325 W 2nd St
Tucson, AZ 85705
$20 in advance $25 at the door

Please join us for an evening of elegance, culture, and music. Featuring Jazz Vocalist Ada Redd Austin and her band, Doug Martin on Keyboards, Mike Levy on Bass, Carl Cherry on drums and Steve Smith on guitar. Light refreshments will be provided, and guests may bring their own wine

Singer Ada Redd Austin is well known to Tucson audiences who recall her performances for over thirty years. She delivers her unique and beloved style from a lifetime of immersion in jazz, gospel, and R+B music. A Tucson native, Ada has been named Best Gospel Vocalist and Best Female Jazz Vocalist and she was inducted into The Tucson Musician’s Museum. She has recently returned to Tucson after years away and this special evening will mark her grandest performance since coming home.

As a soloist and in musical theater, she has brought her soulful expression to audiences in performances throughout the United States in her long and rich career. Among her many public appearances and recordings, Ada is particularly proud of having performed at the Apollo Theater in Harlem. She lent her voice to the Sounds of the Season, the Christmas CD for The Arizona Children’s Home and having sung for organizations including the NAACP, The National Urban League, The Tucson Jazz Society and several Martin Luther King Jr. celebrations. For Ada, Tucson is home. Not only was she born and raised here, but she attended the Univerity of Arizona, taught elementary school for more than 20 years, and has sung in the choir at The Mount Calvary MIssionary Baptist Church. 

Her first performance as a child happens to have been a talent show at The Dunbar, so she is bringing her musical talent right back to where she started for one night only!

Ada is a rare and inspired voice filled with a deep love of the music and stories she shares, enriched by the gratitude she feels for the gifts she has been given by her family and God.