Alida Wright performs a diverse selection of repertoire, from pogniant ballads, sassy swing to down-home blues that hearkens back to a time when jazz, pop and rhythym and blues are blended seamlessly together.
Inspired by pioneering jazz vocalists such as Carmen McRae and Billie Holiday, and contemporary singers such as Etta James and Ernestine Anderson, Alida infuses each song with her own soulful blues tinged style, while always remaining true to the song itself.
In 2003 and 2005, Alida fronted the WAAPA Big Band and is featured on their 2005 CD release ‘Random Musings’. As a member of WAYJO (2004- 2006) Alida has performed at the Perth Concert Hall supporting the likes of James Morrison. After graduating from WAAPA with a Bachelor of Music (Jazz) in 2005, Alida attended and performed at the annual IAJE (International Association of Jazz Educators) conference in New York, with WAYJO.
While focussing on completing her Diploma of Education in 2006, Alida has still made several appearances at the Perth Jazz Society both with her Quintet, and in trio formation. Alida also made her debut at the York Jazz Festival in 2006, and has performed at a variety of venues around Perth with her trio. With her studies behind her, Alida is excited about further developing her original compositions and making an impact on the Perth music scene.
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