The internationally acclaimed diva holds court (literally, given the venue) for what’s sure to be an adoring horde. Go ahead, try not to sing along.
July 10, 11 and 13
CHICK COREA TRIO
The jazz fusion legend promises an extreme antidote to the usual oom-pa-pah, Sousa-fied Independence Day show. Expect the fireworks onstage.
A rare recital by the uncontested queen of the sopranos—who, given her role as creative consultant at the Lyric, we can also now claim as a local.
Now a veritable institution, the R&B goddess brings her gorgeous growl and ravishing rasp to town for a can’t-miss two-night run.
July 10 and 11
Set aside their jaw-dropping virtuosity—no brass band you’ve ever heard has more sheer fun than these guys. They’s as much showmen as musicians.
Robert Rodi is an author, spoken-word performer and musician who has served as Newcity’s Music Editor since 2014. He’s written more than a dozen books, including the travel memoir “Seven Seasons In Siena.” His jazz quintet recently completed a two-year residency at Uncommon Ground, and he regularly hosts a jazz singers’ jam at Lizard’s Liquid Lounge. His literary and music criticism has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune, Salon, The Huffington Post and many other national and regional publications.