Celebrate the new year with the Bay Area's heart-pumping blues and soul diva Terrie Odabi. Terrie’s music is honest, soulful, and intoxicating -- her performances are consistently delivered with spellbinding conviction. Blues scholar Lee Hildebrand crowned her West Coast blues royalty, writing that Odabi is “easily the most dynamic blues and soul woman to have emerged in the Bay Area since Etta James came out of San Francisco’s Fillmore District in the ’50s.”
"Aside from her magnificent voice, which can evoke a hundred different shades of hurt, longing and bliss, what sets Odabi apart from so many of her peers is the depth she brings to the music."
"....a powerhouse vocalist with a velvet sledgehammer delivery...." Andrew Gilbert Contributor for San Jose Mercury News, San Francisco Chronicle, Seattle Times, JazzTimes, KQED and NPR
Few vocalists own the stage like Terrie Odabi. When the statuesque Oakland native begins to sing, a hush falls over the audience. They’re about to take a ride through the highs and lows of soul music, led by a beautiful singer who packs her shows with heart-pumping energy and poignant memories. Whether it’s opening for Average White Band, Lenny Williams, performing at the Concord Pavilion or the Fillmore Jazz Festival, Terrie’s finely honed instrument is matched by her generous spirit and wit.
Kirk Crumple: Bass
Terry Hiatt: Guitar
Simon Russell: Keys
Derrick Martin: Drums
“Terrie’s got soul and charm. Her voice soars and draws you in and makes you feel good. She is full of surprises!” enthuses trombonist Steve Turre, member of the Saturday Night Live Band and professor at the Juilliard School of Music. Turre, who has performed and co-written with Terrie, dubs her “a jewel from the Bay Area.”