Join us for this intimate acoustic night celebrating Women in Music with Destani Wolf featuring Victoria Theodore. Destani will be sharing her original music from her recent EP PeekAway along with unreleased tunes by Victoria! Plus, she'll sing music by some of her favorite women songwriters and performers. It will be a special night, indeed.
Once again singer-songwriter, Destani Wolf offers impeccable vocal prowess as a conduit for spiritual awakening on her forthcoming ‘PEEK AWAY’ EP. Drawing on nuances of Blues explored as part of her musical foundation, this collection of six brand new songs finds the Berkeley raised, LA-based songstress arriving at an evolved take on her signature soul-step.
Her organic nu soul sound reflects her upbringing in and around the rich diversity of the Bay Area’s multi-cultural landscape, where her earliest encounter with music was through the influence of both her parents’ vinyl collection including Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding, Marvin Gaye, Los Panchos, Bob Marley and others. Music brought the voice out of her as a child and continues to propel her creativity as a vocalist, a true natural born talent.
Take one listen to her emotionally powerful and melodic vocals, through songs laden with orchestral-strings such as on “Nothing but the Best” or “Peek Away”, there’s no mistaking the SOUL in her DNA. On ‘PEEK AWAY’, soaring soundscapes underlay the interwoven retro-futurism of nu soul and 70s funk on “Why Should I Stay” and “Uprising (Do-it!)”. Even evident on this EP, Destani has an ability to touch the audience by her heartfelt delivery of REAL elements for the listener. If there were ever such a connecting force for one to pause, or possibly cause tears to outpour, it’d unmistakably be “Your Love for Me” - rich in thankful, appreciative love.
Whether opening for Alice Smith or Laura Mvula at San Francisco’s ‘The Independent’, performing live with the likes of UK’s Alice Russell on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ or gracing the stage with shows in New York (‘Lincoln Center’, ‘Joe’s Pub’), San Francisco Bay (‘Yoshi’s, ‘Bimbos’, ‘Stern Grove Festival’) and Los Angeles (‘LACMA’, ‘Sonos Studio’, ‘UCLA Jazz Reggae Fest’), Destani -- who also writes songs and sings in Spanish, has recordings on two Grammy-nominated Latin Jazz LPs (John Santos ‘S.F. BAY’ and Jose Rizo’s‘MONGORAMA’).
She recently contributed vocals for the songs “Crossroads” and “Live like a Warrior” by Jewish-American, reggae-emcee Matisyahu while working with producer Kool Kojak (Nicki Minaj, Flo Rida, Ke$ha), and has also lent her voice to other projects with Artists such as Seu Jorge, Zap Mama, Quantic, SoVosó (Bobby McFerrin offshoot), Bay Area favorite, O-maya and The Pharcyde.
Her solo debut LP ‘AGAIN and AGAIN’ (‘06) still remains an underground classic of edgy soul. Destani’s ‘PEEK AWAY’ EP gives the listener a chance at hope, an outlet to cope and a positive window into beginning to be healed, making her 6-pack solid.
“Destani Wolf drops a soulmatic cut on us with “Nothing But The Best”… It’s a formidable offering, tapping into the heartbreak funk of masterpieces like Marvin/Leon Ware‘s I Want You for a refreshing update on the blues tradition…” -Okay Player
“The thrush creating waves…” “She’s a cross between Nina Simone and Janis Joplin.” - San Francisco Chronicle
“Wolf is an accomplished improviser… (who’s) equally effective belting out R&B as employing extended vocal techniques that can sound like a scratching turntable or a slide trombone.” -Los Angeles Times
“…the band is in especially fine form when backing the sweet and Powerful voice of Destani Wolf” - Downbeat Magazine
Victoria Theodore is a graduate of Oberlin College / Conservatory of Music and Stanford University. She joined Stevie Wonder’s band in August 2007, and has traveled around the world, performing for President Obama, Queen Elizabeth. Victoria is featured in Stevie's DVD "Live At Last", and can be seen in the documentary "Twenty Feet From Stardom".
In 2013, Victoria was hired to perform as keyboardist and singer for the new Arsenio Hall Show.
Victoria is a highly sought pianist, composer, singer and music instructor, respected for her wide-ranging musical versatility. Her debut album of original music will be released in 2015!
DOORS AT 9:00PM, SHOW AT 9:30PM
$15-$25 sliding scale
$12 advance ticket sales
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