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Kosi

 

Saturday, September 1 at 7:30pm
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Kosi is a New York City based singer-songwriter with nappy hair and jazz roots. Although she always brings just a little drama to her compositions and interpretations, she's more than just a drama queen. She's got piercing eyes and a voice that's larger than her body. But, small as she is, she won't fit in a box. She switches styles more quickly than you can follow; from jazz, to rock, then folk, but never more than a few steps away from the blues.

Kosi cites Abbey Lincoln and Nina Simone as her main influences, and has been compared to Tracy Chapman, India Arie, Ma Rainey, and Bessie Smith. However, despite her comparisons and influences, everything about Kosi, from her nappy hair to her sometimes bare feet, from her occasionally jarring lyrics to her now-she's-sweet-now-she's-screaming dramatic interpretations, radiates authenticity. "I am not creating anything," she says, "nor am I deconstructing anything. I am neither an iconoclast nor a follower. I am simply myself, and that is enough." She's more than enough. You definitely want to hear this girl sing. She has “a voice just oozing with raw, but controlled emotion.” (Kelly Triplett, Award winning singer-songwriter)

Stranger in Every Town, a concept album about the joys, pains, and existential terror of touring independently, is Kosi's fifth and latest album, which will be released in November. “She writes and sings from a place where only artists with intense passion could”, says Lorens Chuno from Doing Jazz, about the album. Her fourth album, I Know Who I Am, is also a concept album telling the story of guilt, absolution, love, and self-actualization through original jazz and negro spirituals. The singer's first three albums offer a mixture of Kosi's original songs and jazz standards.

Show $20. Dinner and show $45. Reservations are required for dinner and recommended for the show. Venue is BYOB. Call (802) 247-4295 or e-mail us to reserve or for more information.

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