Betty Wright
Melody Gardot

Unfortunately Melody Gardot had to cancel her performance at the upcoming edition of the Curaçao North Sea Jazz Festival. Fortunately, we can announce another great singer who will perform in her place. On Friday, September 2nd Betty Wright takes the stage at the Celia.

Betty Wright began singing with her family gospel group at age three. By 13 she had released her first record and by 14, her first Top 40 hit with Girls Can’t Do What The Guys Can Do. She received her first gold record for her 18th birthday; by then, she had hit the big time with her smash hit Clean Up Woman and become the queen of the Miami Soul sound. When interest in soul was rekindled at the beginning of the new millennium, Betty Wright was still touring. In 2011 she released the album The Movie in collaboration with hip hop group The Roots. Forty years after her first gold record, the ‘Clean Up Woman’ still effortlessly sweeps the competition off the stage!