Saeeda Wright’s Queen Soul presents: A Tribute to Aretha Franklin
Whether singing on a grand stage, speaking to an eager crowd, or authoring stories through lyric, melody and beyond, Saeeda Wright is sure to elevate your mind and your spirit to heights you didn’t know you could reach. Her passion is electrifying, and her voice so magnetic you cannot help but find yourself enveloped in the stories Saeeda is telling.
You will be captivated by more than just what you hear coming from Saeeda when she takes the stage, you will feel loved, inspired, and encouraged all at the same time. These are the gifts Saeeda has been cultivating since she was a child. Surrounded by praise and worship ministers, it was in her blood to find her voice and tend to its blossom throughout her life, including furthering her education as a Voice Major at Clark Atlanta University.
Saeeda has been seen on stages backing Prince, is a member of his New Power Generation, and is featured with the Tim Snider Trio. Over the last twenty years, Saeeda has had the privilege of working with artists such as Lalah Hathaway, Mike Phillips, Patrick Lamb, Duffy Bishop, and The Pacific Northwest’s own Liv Warfield. Saeeda has also been blessed to grace the stage with, or open for, Gospel Music Power-houses Jessica Reedy, Cece Winans, Crystal Akin, JJ Harrison and Yvette Williams of the Kurt Carr Singers. Some of Saeeda’s studio credits include Prince, Derrick McDuffey and Kingdom Sound, Liv Warfield, and Patrick Lamb, to name a few. She is very well known and respected for her work as a soloist with the Oregon Symphony and has been a regular participant in Portland’s Annual Blues Festival, as well as many other festivals and events that take place in Oregon annually.
Currently, Saeeda is a lead vocalist for the emerging band Mother’s Favorite Child and is working to complete her self-titled debut album “Saeeda”. Along with performing, Saeeda is a dedicated vocal coach, helping other aspiring vocalists, performers, and speakers to reach their full potential. Besides the gifting and incredible work ethic put forth by this powerful woman, her dedication to her family, her faith, and giving back to her community remain her biggest priority. She embodies humility, grace, and generosity, making her an asset to every environment.