This show is supported by KPNW and KNKX."> Judith Hill - Letters from A Black Widow Tour - Dimitriou's Jazz Alley - Seattle, WA - Thu, Mar 14 - <br />Sun, Mar 17, 2024
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Judith Hill - Letters from A Black Widow Tour

Thu, Mar 14 -
Sun, Mar 17, 2024

$41.50 ($9.00 Handling Fee Included) All purchases are nonrefundable/nonexchangeable.

Tickets may be purchased on-line or by phone.
Night of show seating typically available.

Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley welcomes Grammy-winning funk and soul singer, songwriter and guitarist, Judith Hill – Letters from A Black Widow Tour (release dates 4/19/2024), four nights and six shows. Band members are Judith Hill (vocals/piano/guitar), Michiko Hill (keyboard/B3), Robert "Peewee" Hill (bass) and John Staten (drums). Show times Thursday and Sunday at 7:30pm. Show times Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm and 9:30pm. Doors open at 6:00pm Thursday and 5:30pm Friday - Sunday. This show is supported by KPNW and KNKX.

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Gutsy and nuanced as a vocalist, and an accomplished songwriter, arranger, and pianist as well, Judith Hill is likely the only musician who can cite Elton John, Spike Lee, Prince, and Michael Jackson among those who have sought out her talent. One of the highest-profile background singers of her generation, she got her start in the early 2000s, and in the next decade established a solo career with the soundtrack to Lee's Red Hook Summer (2012). Since making these strides, she has built a discography of increasingly refined and creative albums that includes the Prince-produced Back in Time (2015), followed by Golden Child (2018) and Baby, I'm Hollywood! (2021), all while continuing her work in support of other artists. Hill starred in the Academy Award- and Grammy-winning 20 Feet from Stardom, the documentary film showcasing the under-acknowledged work of backup singers.

The daughter of musicians Michiko Hill and Pee Wee Hill, Judith Hill earned a degree in music composition from Biola University, near her native Los Angeles. During the 2000s, she stockpiled background vocalist credits on releases by the likes of Anastacia, Robbie Williams, Evelyn "Champagne" King, and Rod Stewart. In 2009, she was selected to duet with Michael Jackson on "I Just Can't Stop Loving You" during the This Is It concerts, and performed at the King of Pop's memorial service, where she took the spotlight for "Heal the World." During the next few years, Hill continued to work in a background capacity for Elton John, Gregg Allman, and Barry Manilow, to name only a fraction of her connections. Hill saw her profile rise significantly in 2012 and 2013. Earlier in the year, she recorded stirring material for Spike Lee's Red Hook Summer. The following year, she competed on The Voice, appeared on Josh Groban's All That Echoes, and even more notably was featured in 20 Feet from Stardom, which went on to win an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature and a Grammy for Best Music Film.

"Hill [is] at quite possibly her finest, empowered and emoting through vocals and guitar with an almost spiritualized verve... a thrilling triple threat, onstage, on record, and in collaboration." - Live for Live Music


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