Adria Shahid FEATURING MISTAR Anderson

Saturday | July 22, 2017 @ 5:00 PM- 6:30 PM American Electric Power Stage [Map]

As a 4-year-old, Adria Shahid-Wilson danced to jazz in her living room, but it wasn’t until her late 30s that the soulful singer gained enough confidence to groove in public. Now 60, Shahid-Wilson has packed the past three decades of her life with performing the music — both solo and alongside the Columbus-based Conspiracy Band — she learned as a child.

Along the way, she’s picked up a few more genres: Jazz artist Betty Carter and blues-rock star Bonnie Raitt both rank as musical favorites.

Underneath the genre-spanning influences, though, Shahid-Wilson’s musical bedrock is made of the same stuff she twirled to as a girl.

“The best way to describe me is I’m a soul singer that loves jazz,” she said.