Bittersweet Valentine

Jazz singer Felicia Carter coming to Twins Jazz

”I would someday love to write a great love ballad,” says jazz singer-songwriter Felicia Carter, appearing this weekend at Twins Jazz on U Street. ”Somehow all of my ballads end up being sort of bittersweet.”

Felicia Carter
Felicia Carter

The D.C.-reared, Baltimore-based singer may not have obvious love songs in store on this love-soaked weekend. But you just may fall in love anyway.

An emerging songwriter, Carter is set to attract increasing attention courtesy of her new traditional jazz- and blues-steeped double-disc set Feather/Step Lightly. The 38-year-old singer has a small yet expressive, brassy voice likened to Judy Garland, even Billie Holiday. And she composes tightly arranged emotive music with very visual, sophisticated lyrics.

”The album grew out of a hard time for me, a growing time,” says Carter, explaining that she hopes her music helps others. ”I really want it to be the case where, if someone’s in a really bad place and they hear my music, despite themselves they might cheer up just a little bit.”

Appearing Thursday-Saturday, Feb. 14-16, at Twins Jazz, 1344 U St. NW. Tickets are $15. For more information, visit www.twinsjazz.com or www.feliciacarter.com.


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Doug Rule is a theater critic and contributing editor for Metro Weekly.

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