Ina Forsman - A Tribute To Donny Hathaway

Ina Forsman

Fri 21 September at 19

A special concert commissioned by the French Cognac Blues Passions now arrives in Finland and premiers in at the Sello Hall in September!

Although Ina Forsman has published records and performed across the world for only a handful of years, her unique talent has earned her a place at the forefront of the global soul and blues scene. Her latest project is a special concert, A Tribute To Donny Hathaway, commissioned by the French music festival Cognac Blues Passions. The concert gives Ina the opportunity to interpret some of the most popular hits and hidden diamonds of her idol, tapping into the power of a large orchestra.

The iconic composer, arranger and conductor Donny Hathaway suffered from schizophrenia and led a tragic life. The talented musician was carried Curtis Mayfield’s record label Curtom Records into success, composing, arranging and playing the piano for major soul stars such as The Staples Singers, The Impressions, Aretha Franklin – and himself, of course. Hathaway committed suicide in 1979 while recording a duet album with Roberta Flack.

Ina Forsman (vocals), Samuli Rautiainen (piano), Anna Wilkman (keyboards), Tuomas Metsberg (guitar), Iiro Kautto (bass), Jaakko Pöyhönen (drums), Markus Jaatinen (percussions), Tomi Nikku (trumpet), Teemu Korpikoski (alto saxophone and flute), Linda Fredriksson (baritone saxophone), Janne Toivonen (trumpet, arrangements)

Duration 2 h, incl. interval
Tickets from EUR 22.50/15 + delivery fee, Lippupiste


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