Selina Albright performs Sunday concert at Keystone Wine & Jazz Festival
If you go
What: Keystone Wine & Jazz Festival
When: Sunday, July 19; music begins at noon, and tasting begins at 1 p.m.
Where: River Run Village, Keystone
Cost: One-Day Wine & Jazz Village Grand Tasting Passes for Sunday are $60 in advance, $65 at the gate and include a commemorative Keystone Wine & Jazz tasting glass, unlimited wine sampling and five food tickets.
More information: Visit http://www.keystonefestivals.com and click on the “Wine & Jazz Festival” logo for more details and to purchase tickets, or download the festival app at tasteseller.com/keystone/download.php.
Los Angeles-born Selina Albright is a multi-genre vocalist and songwriter with a sound that’s inspired by years of listening to many origins and languages of music. Her music has been described as soulful and angelic, adding character and emotion to any ballad, with a powerful stage presence that commands attention.
Albright will take the stage at the Keystone Wine & Jazz Festival on Sunday, July 19, at noon to start the day’s music. We caught up with her to learn more about her music and her upcoming performance in Keystone.
SUMMIT DAILY: Tell me about your music. What style do you play, and what draws you to jazz?
SELINA ALBRIGHT: I consider myself an R&B or urban contemporary artist, but I do feel comfortable singing many genres of music for collaborative purposes. Whatever style I sing, it’s always heavily influenced by jazz. I grew up hearing so much of it, even from the womb, and I feel that jazz is an important genre of music that has inspired so many other mainstream genres that we love — hip-hop, R&B, soul, blues. It has even infiltrated pop and rock. Jazz is awesome!
SD: What can people expect from your live performance? How do you engage with the audience?
SA: My live performances feature my original songs, along with some of my favorite songs all the way from childhood to the more recent covers that have all made me the musician I am today. The joy that I feel when I’m onstage surrounded by good music is infectious. When we hit that groove and don’t want to leave it, or when that ballad reaches that emotional chord that hits the heart, my band members feel it, and I know that my audience feels it, too. We have so much fun up there!
SD: What are you looking forward to about performing in Keystone?
SA: This will be my first time performing my original music in Keystone, so it will be exciting for me to introduce myself to all of you with the backdrop of those beautiful mountains. Last time I was in Keystone, my brother was teaching me how to snowboard, and I … was … horrible at it! So this time, I’m happy to do something in Keystone that I already know how to do, which is to bring some great music and to get Keystone to have a great time right along with us.
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