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The Dirty Dog brings together the musicians and guests in a way that creates a lasting impression and desire to come back.
September 7, 2017





Shahida Nurullah performs at least twice each year at the Dirty Dog and will be there with her band next Wednesday and Thursday, September 13 and 14 for two sets each night. She has built quite a following at the club. Once people hear what she can do with a song with her comfortable style and velvety smooth voice, they’re hooked. This applies to both new fans and longtime devotees.



This Detroit based chanteuse has brought her vocal gifts to audiences all over the world including Paris, Amsterdam, and New York. Listeners are lured into the music by her intimate, engaging style. Her lovely alto voice brings the lyrics and melody to life as she personalizes each piece as if it were her own.



She chooses songs from a diverse roster of composers and songwriters. You’ll hear everything from Jazz, Blues, Broadway show tunes, Sambas and Bossa Nova, even well known popular songs such as Moon River and Everybody’s Talkin’ which she beautifully reinterprets – creating her own rendition of each song she sings in her own inimitable style. Song writers range from George Gershwin and Antonio Carlos Jobim to Stephen Sondheim Vernon Duke, and The Beatles.




Photo: John Osler



It’s not surprising that she has received praise from audiences all over the globe with raving reviews in such publications as The New York Times, The Detroit Free Press, DownBeat magazine among many others including the foreign press.



Here are some excerpts of an on-air review from a public broadcaster in Sacramento who, along with his radio audience was obviously very impressed with Ms. Nurallah’s work. “She handles standards in a way that remains true to the music as written, yet refreshingly her own. It’s a joy in radio to find a voice the does not sound like someone else. Her phrasing is subtle, just lovely.”




These are the types of comments Ms. Nurallah’s voice conjures up wherever and whenever she sings. She’s one of a kind and a true artist of the “song”. Whether you’re already a fan or are interested in hearing her for the first time…’ll walk away having had a beautiful listening experience.


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Detroit Public Radio mainstay, Judy Adams, is a pianist, composer and musicologist who hosts a Jazz and contemporary music show on CJAM 99.1FM and guest hosts on WRCJ 90.9FM.





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