Sat, August 31

Ijaba Music Series Presents

An Evening With The Contraltos featuring the music of Phyllis Hyman, Gladys Knight, Anita Baker and more

Genre: R&B/Soul
Doors: 7:00PM
Show: 8:00PM

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Linda Styles (born in Kansas City Mo. as Linda Pouncil) began singing professionally at the age of 14 in nightclubs and private parties. Working with various bands and singing groups, Linda moved to Denver, Colorado in 1983. Linda was nominated “Lead Female Vocalist of the Year” in the 1992 Ron Slaughter/Silvia Penny Gospel Music Awards. In 1999, Linda co-wrote and produced her first single CD self-titled Linda and in 2001, participated in a compilation CD titled, Life’s Story where she co-wrote and performed on six songs. Linda released her CD titled “You’re the One” in September 2005. Linda was honored in 2003 by the Colorado Black Women for Political Action at their 24th Annual Tribute to Black Women Luncheon where she received the “Arts Honoree” award in recognition of her outstanding service achievements and contributions to the Denver community. Linda has shared the stage with Hazel Miller, Dotsero, Ron Ivory & the MilesApart Band, Harold Melvin’s Blue Notes, The Temptation’s Review featuring Dennis Edwards, Jazz Saxophonist Kim Waters, Jazz Saxophonist Nelson Rangell, Jazz Saxophonist Donald Harrison, Atlantic Star, the Platters, the Drifters, the Coasters and Latin Jazz Pianist Eddie Palmieri. With her own unique sound and quality, Linda’s sultry sound is prominent whether she is singing blues, jazz, r&b, hip-hop or gospel. With a vocal range that allows her versatility, she takes full control and mesmerizes you with her silky style. Many have said they “get chills” just listening to her sing. Linda’s melodic and electrifying vocal and stage performance has mesmerized audiences of all ages. Her silky style and charisma is sure to grab your heart, mind and soul. After which, you will never be the same.