Celebrating Outskirts of Love
in Switzerland


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — February 11, 2016

“Shemekia’s a ball-of-fire vocalist with a voice that’s part Memphis, part Chicago and all woman… devastatingly powerful. She’s a great singer, period.” —Chicago Sun-Times

“Shemekia captures the timelessness of the blues while spinning it forward with remarkable maturity.” —USA Today

Groundbreaking vocalist Shemekia Copeland will celebrate the release of her new Grammy-nominated album, Outskirts of Love, with ten performances at the International Jazz Festival Bern in Switzerland Tuesday, March 15 through Saturday, March 19, 2016.

With a voice that is alternately sultry, assertive and roaring, the three-time Grammy nominee’s wide-open vision of contemporary blues, roots and soul music showcases the evolution of a passionate artist with a modern musical and lyrical approach. Whether she’s belting out a raucous blues-rocker, firing up a blistering soul-shouter, bringing the spirit to a gospel-fueled R&B rave-up or digging deep down into a subtle, country-tinged ballad, Shemekia Copeland sounds like no one else. The prestigious UK publication The Blues says, “Copeland is one of the best singers performing today,” and named Outskirts of Love the 2015 #1 Album Of The Year.

Concert information is as follows:

Tuesday, March 15 through Saturday, March 19, 2016
International Jazz Festival Bern – Marians Jazzroom
Bern, Switzerland

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