The Filipino-American California transplant has cut her teeth on the New York jazz scene during the past two years, honing a vocal style that blends the soul inflection of Erykah Badu with funk-laden interpretations of standard repertoire. She wouldn’t be the first to give “A Night in Tunisia” a modern swagger, but she performs with enough conviction to make people feel she’s really there. Maybe it’s because of the Rose Movement, her holistic belief system that harnesses the power of positive thinking.
Sun., July 7, 7 p.m., 2013
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on June 26, 2013