Fridays Live! Opening Reception for Summer 2016 Exhibitions
Friday, June 24, 2016 | 7 pm – 10 pm
Enjoy music by jazz vocalist Shahida Nurullah and pianist Michael Karloff, the opportunity to meet Jacques Des Rochers and Brian Foss, the co-curators of 1920s Modernism in Montreal: The Beaver Hall Group, and a cash bar.
This event is sponsored by Total Transportation Solutions Inc.
Vocalist Shahida Nurullah sings jazz, samba, bossa nova, show tunes, the blues and more. Her vocal talent surpasses the challenges of any music in the popular American songbook. Not to mention singing in three different languages. Her skill has wowed audiences from her native Detroit to New York to Paris to Amsterdam and further. When internationally lauded pianist Geri Allen created the band Open On All Sides, she chose Shahida to be her vocalist. When the band toured without the alto saxophonist from Allen’s critically acclaimed recording, “In the Middle,” Shahida sang the alto lines. Shahida’s vocal talent has been praised in Downbeat magazine, the New York Times, the Detroit Free Press and Finland’s Rytmi magazine, which included her name in a poll alongside such legends as Sarah Vaughan and fellow Detroiter Betty Carter.
Shahida performs regularly in the Greater Detroit area at venues and events including the Dirty Dog Jazz Café, Kerrytown Concert House, Meadowbrook Hall, Concert of Colors at Orchestra Hall, Michigan State University and the Detroit Jazz Festival and twice with the Windsor Symphony Orchestra.
Shahida Nurullah has been the Jazz/Pop Voice Instructor at the University of Windsor’s School of Creative Arts since 2007.