"A phenomenal talent whose feel for classic soul music is bone deep...This woman is on fire." -- The New York Times One voice is all it takes. The right vocalist can
“A phenomenal talent whose feel for classic soul music is bone deep…This woman is on fire.” — The New York Times
One voice is all it takes. The right vocalist can make you fall in love at first listen, elicit tears, or bring you back to a different era altogether. A microphone and a stage remain the only necessities. That holds true for New York-based soul singer, songwriter, and Broadway chanteuse Morgan James.
Part of Morgan’s creative trajectory has become centered around her full album cover projects. She covered D’Angelo’s “Black Messiah” one month after its release, Jeff Buckley’s “Grace” and a critically acclaimed full cover of Joni Mitchell’s “Blue”. She now takes on her most ambitious project to date: The Beatles “White” album, celebrating the 50th anniversary of its original release
Her latest studio album is her first as an independent artist, and “Reckless Abandon” is her most personal outing yet. Morgan assumed co-writing duties on all twelve tracks and sang all her own background vocals. The album is stocked with lush horns and harmonies, and stretches limbs between genres for a sound all its own. From the Rufus inspired soul swagger of the opening track “Up In Smoke”, to the delicious R&B slow jam “You Thought Not”, to the infectious soulful pop of “Unworthy”, MJ takes the listener into her new era of freedom and empowerment.
On her full-length debut for Epic Records, “Hunter,” she cast an unbreakable spell with a powerhouse voice, theatrical swing, and a soulful poise. “Hunter” boasts a powerful and personal rendition of Prince’s “Call My Name” (reached Top 15 at Urban AC radio and #1 most added). From the empowering farewell of “Fed Up On You” to the mournful rumination of “Say The Words”, or the soulful duet with Grammy Award winner Robert Glasper, “Let Me Keep You”, she continually bares it all—both emotionally and musically.
Morgan’s music videos have accumulated more than 80 million views (and climbing). With viral sensation Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox, Morgan toured the US, Europe, Australia and New Zealand. She is currently on the road touring with her band!
March 29, 2019
Doors 6pm. Music 7pm. Headliner 9:00pm.
Opening sets by Sounds of Ghosts and Phat Trick
$24 / $28 / $38 / $48 + applicable fees
If you purchase a ticket at a table you are required to purchase dinner. Minimum spend is $25.00 per person. You must arrive by 7pm.
There are a limited number of Morgan James Meet & Greet Experience Package tickets available. The package includes: one event ticket, Meet & Greet and Photo Opportunity with Moran James, Private Acoustic Song Performance, VIP Poster, plus shake hands with MJ’s pups! — $78 + $5.00FF.
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(Friday) 6:00 pm
The Rose - Pasadena
245 E. Green St. • Pasadena, CA 91101