Wednesday, November 28, 2018 8pm
Verve Recording Artist and Hollywood “It” Girl, singer BRENNA WHITAKER marks her debut at Martinis Above Fourth | Table & Stage on Wednesday, November 28.
Brenna’s voice is so full and powerful it is like there is a heavy-set southern gospel singer bottled up in her diaphragm. To say she has pipes would be an understatement, she is a plumber working those pipes and making them squeal, rattle, and roar. She has been performing since the age of 11 and to see her comfort on stage it is no surprise.
“This brazen blond beauty is not afraid to follow her instincts and take risks; playing gospel in whiskey bars and rearranging theme tunes at will. Whitaker’s voice will make you remember why the classics endure.” — The Sun
“Brenna Whitaker takes the stage, takes control and takes your breath away. Not to be missed.” The L.A. Weekly
“Brenna is one of the finest singers of our generation.” — Michael Buble
“No one is rising more quickly than Miss Brenna Whitaker. The Kansas City native evokes thoughts of a contemporary Peggy Lee or Etta James.”
GET TO KNOW THE ARTIST
Hollywood’s Jazz and Blues siren was born and raised in Kansas City in old haunted houses her parents restored. Heavily inspired by the early American songbook, Brenna started created a series of residencies around Hollywood that eventually attracted fans like Stevie Wonder, Quincy Jones, Tom Jones, Gladys Knight, John Mayer and Michael Bublé. Her weekly performances eventually landed her a recording contract with Verve/Universal Records. This past year, Brenna toured with her “Little Big Band” all around Germany, France, Italy and Tokyo to promote her self-titled debut album featuring the songs “Love Back” and “You Don’t Own Me.” The album was produced by legendary Record Producer David Foster.
In 2016, Ms. Whitaker was special guest on award-winning singer Andrea Bocelli’s world tour, guest singer on RuPaul’s Drag Race and will return to perform for Larry Ellison (tech mogul and philanthropist) on his island of Lanai for their Holiday Festivities (yes, this is a real thing). Brenna performs monthly at Herb Alpert’s Vibrato Jazz Club in Bel Aire with her band of gifted respectable gentlemen.
She has two black Labs, Pearl Bailey and Louie Armstrong, a Shih Tzu named Bob and is obsessed with mini pigs.
She is currently working on her second album, and is passionate about inspiring children to be creative and use the arts as an outlet.