The Wonderful and Spicy Jaguar Wright Returns for Spring Performance in Detroit
If a name is any indication of an artists persona, than a large ferocious cat can only hint at what Jaguar's about. When wild animals are caged they become even more fierce and determined to break free. Growing up in a very, strict, religious household may have stirred the ferocity of Jaguar's musical style. Her father sang in church, weddings, and other social functions, which she was required to attend. But the shows provided oxygen for her burning creative embers. Pops was a little bit inspiring. At the same time though he restricted her from listening to commercial radio or records. Stomping out some of those flames. This at a time when Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, and Minnie Ripperton were at their peak. Respite came from summer block parties, where he couldn't just up and pull the plug. In Mission Impossible mode, she and her sister would sneak into the backyard or garage around midnight and listen to the radio. A whole lot of trouble, just to get some auditory pleasure.
Zoom to 1998 and she began working on her own material and got a chance to perform at what became a local Philly gathering of female artists called The Black Lily. Founded by the Jazzyfatnastees, Black Lily was an arena for early performances by Jill Scott , India.Arie, and Jaguar Wright, alike.
Jaguar broke loose with a thrilling performance. One that made her a regular at Black Lily and garnered her her own Coca Cola Commercial, a spot on The Roots Okayplayer Tour, and Jay-Z’s MTV unpugged special. Jaguar Wright, often considered to be a performer of Millie Jackson proportions, is spicy as well as wonderful. She is a crowd pleaser to the highest degree!
Jaguar Wright will be performing, live with Detroit’s own Electronic/Dance Phenom, The Exchange Bureau in Detroit
Grand Central Stage located at 311 E Grand River, in Detroit’s Harmonie Park, and Saturday, April 28. Doors open at 9pm. Advance Tickets are $15.00. Tickets at the door are $20.00. Check Jaguar Wright out at myspace.com/jaguarwright and The Exchange Bureau out at myspace.com/exchangebureau
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Added by phifedog on April 13, 2007