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Bilal

February 17 - 18

| $25 – $300
Bilal

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Godfather of Neo-Soul (Live)
About this Event

Tastemaker Live & Sean Healy Presents:

Bilal

8PM Doors / 9PM Show

21+

$25 Advance tickets / $30 Day of Show GA

VIP Tables Available!

If there was one R&B artist for whom the neo-soul categorization seemed limiting, it was Philadelphia native Bilal. None of his recordings resembled the sycophantic worship of soul artists who thrived in the ’60 and ’70s, and it wasn’t just because his voice — classically trained, capable of singing opera in seven languages — was so unique. While some inspirations were detectable, his recordings were wholly modern and became increasingly creative. His individuality led to being dropped from a major label, and he went several years without releasing any solo material. Through evangelism from his peers and word of mouth from his early fans, Bilal gained an insatiable following and was supported by sympathetic independent labels, where he was finally able to thrive creatively.

Bilal Sayeed Oliver came up in Germantown, a northwest neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. A deep interest in jazz was fostered by his father, who took him to the city’s clubs. Singing eventually became more than an interest. He attended New York’s New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music, where he received voice training, as well as training in jazz and big-band arrangements.

Details

Start:
February 17, 2019
End:
February 18, 2019
Cost:
$25 – $300
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Website:
http://bit.ly/2E3DQZ0

Venue

Starline Social Club
Phone:
510.593.2109
645 W Grand Ave, Oakland, CA 94612 United States
Website:
http://www.starlinesocialclub.com

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Additional Shows/Times?
Yes
Comments/Notes
2 Shows

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