Wed Aug 7

Tamara Wellons - Single Release: Ode to Ivor

Wed, August 7
9PM / $35 | $7 Fees
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Blues Alley

1073 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20007

Tamara Wellons

Tamara Wellons is a celebrated and soulful vocalist whose music resonates with the timeless essence of rhythm and blues. Her latest artistic work, “Months of Sundays”, stands as her most prolific project yet. Released in 2022, this album/EP was co-produced by her husband and music partner, Kinard Cherry, and mixed by legendary engineer Dave Pensado. It follows three acclaimed records (Life Is, 2008; Songs for Janie, 2012; Pretty, 2016). These projects have seen her perform at renowned venues, including Washington, DC’s Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, The Legendary Club of DC’s Blues Alley, Richmond’s Jazz Festival, and London’s Jazz Café. With over two decades of experience, Tamara recently graced the stage of her alma mater, Bowie State University, performing a stunning tribute to legendary artist Dionne Warwick in April 2023.

Tamara’s love for the underground House Music community and her unique vocals and poetic songwriting style have led to collaborations with renowned names and labels in Dance music, such as Ocha Records, Osunlade (Yoruba Records), Soul Candi Records (South Africa), DJ Oji (Poji Records), DJ Spen (Quantize Records), GRAMMY winner Roger Sanchez (Stealth Records), Lars Behrenroth (Deeper Shades Recordings), and DJ Spinna (New York).

Beyond the stage, Tamara's voice has inspired the creation of music programs in hospitals across the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area. She spearheaded the development of an Arts in Health Program for Inova Health Systems in Northern Virginia, and was honored as the 2022 Preceptor of the Year for Penn State's Health Policy and Administration mentorship. Additionally, Tamara serves as adjunct faculty and musician at Johns Hopkins Peabody Institute's Sound Rounds, bedside music program. She is also a songwriter for Carnegie Hall's Lullaby Project at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, helping to strengthen the bond between moms and their babies through the creation of lullabies. As the Arts in Health Scholar at Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring, MD, she plays a key role in developing the music and arts in health program within the Trinity Health Systems.

Tamara’s new single release “Ode To Ivor” is the feature track to her forthcoming documentary film, Watching and Waiting, Ode to Ivor.

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Wed, August 7

9PM / $35 | $7 Fees
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*Please note:
1. Final sale, no refunds, not transferable.
2. $15 food/beverage minimum per person not included in ticket price.
3. Seating first come at the door. Doors open 6 PM & 8:45 PM respectively.
4. Photography or Recording of any kind is prohibited during the performance.
5. Keep conversation to a minimum during the performance.

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