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DMV Jazz Artist Sharon Rae North Headlining Blues Alley May 3

DMV jazz singer Sharon Rae North is making her headlining debut at D.C.’s Blues Alley on May 3.

Sharon Rae North at Blues Alley in Washington D.C. on May 3, 2023
Sharon Rae North at Blues Alley in Washington D.C. on May 3, 2023

National Billboard-charting, Northern Virginia-based jazz singer Sharon Rae North is making her headlining debut at D.C.’s own Blues Alley on May 3, and could not be more excited.

She does not take the venue’s rich history lightly: “At my house, I have this wall that has pictures of some of the artists that I absolutely love to listen to, including Miss Nancy Wilson,” she says in a video posted to social media. “Now you may not know this, but years ago, Nancy performed at Blues Alley in Washington, D.C. Well, guess what? I’m going to be at Blues Alley on May 3. I have two shows, 7 o’clock and 9 o’clock, and I absolutely would love to see you in the house, so please come out.”

North is known for her enchantingly smooth voice and impressive range, as well as captivating audiences throughout the United States and internationally with her combination of seriousness and playfulness during shows – “I’m a vocalist, plain and simple. It’s not just what I do. It’s who I am.” North has previously performed at Blues Alley as a guest vocalist for Patrick Lamb, but this will be her first time doing it solo. “I’m doing songs from all my projects, from Silhouette to Sincerely Yours to The Way You Make Me Feel,” she says. “This is gonna be epic, so you don’t want to miss it.”

Find tickets for the 7 P.M. show here, and the 9 P.M. show here.

Read our Black History Month feature on Miss North here, and find more information/stay up to date about more upcoming performances on her website. Listen to her most recent single, “The Kiss that Wakes You”, from her 10-song album Silhouette, released in summer 2022 on the heels of several EP projects.

Find future Blues Alley events here.

Find “The Kiss that Wakes You” on the Alchemical Records Multigenre Mixture playlist on Spotify.

Alchemical Records contributor Emma Page

Emma Page

Emma Page, a recent Journalism graduate of The George Washington University, possesses a passion for music journalism and storytelling in all its forms. Originally from Baltimore, MD, when she is not writing, she can be found at a local concert or making music of her own.

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