Akina Adderley

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Akina Adderley
Thursday, September 12, 2019 9:30 PM
Geraldine's, Austin, TX
 
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Akina Adderley
soul | rock
 
“All it takes is one time. You see Akina Adderley onstage and you instantly fall for her dynamism and her superstar performance. You want a show? This lady delivers with finesse.” –Laurie Gallardo, KUT 90.5 FM
 
Nicknamed “the little woman with the big voice," Akina Adderley is a vocalist, songwriter, bandleader, and conductor based in Austin, Texas. Akina is a Black Fret artist, was selected with artists from Austin and Australia to complete the unfinished works of Albert E. Brumley (I’ll Fly Away) and to represent Austin music in Adelaide, Australia with The House of Songs, and in 2012 was honored by a mayoral proclamation of Akina Adderley Day in Austin. 
 
“Jazz is in Akina Adderley’s blood, and it flows with a warm mix of old-school soul and R&B.” –Margaret Moser, The Austin Chronicle
 
Akina currently fronts several projects; she has released two albums with her 8-piece horn-driven soul band, Akina Adderley & The Vintage Playboys, two albums with nu-jazz outfit, Nori, and she has plans to hit the recording studio soon with her new soul-rock project. Akina has performed all over the country and has shared bills with Booker T., Budos Band, Bob Schneider, Gary Clark, Jr., Alejandro Escovedo, Pinetop Perkins, Carolyn Wonderland, and Shinyribs. Sometimes a soul singer, sometimes a jazz songstress, Akina will always move you with what the Austin American Statesman calls her “rich, emotive pipes.”