Talking about last night’s “Tygressa Sings Natalie” performance at the Kennedy Center’s Terrace Theater, I have to begin with one word: “WOW!”
Tygressa performed two sets of Natalie Cole classics and a couple of tribute songs to her dad, Nat King Cole, done to perfection.
Under the musical direction of guitarist AI Carter, the band was on point from beginning to end. A Natalie Cole fan would know the song within the first few nots.
The vocal technicians (sorry, I hate the term “background singers”), Angela Stewart, Gerri Stewart, Shelton Cornelius Price and Tre Soul The Artist, on their own, are all among the most elite vocalists in the DMV.
Tygressa’s daugter, Johna, a veteran of ballet, pointe, tap and jazz dance, performed a stirring routine that left the audience riveted.
With the band clad in tuxedos, with Tygressa wearing a beautiful gold gown in the 2nd set, “class” was the theme of the evening. But then, when “Tygressa sings Natalie”, it always is.
Talking about last night’s “Tygressa Sings Natalie” performance at the Kennedy Center’s’ Terrace Theater, I have to CLOSE with one word: “WOW!”