Darrius Willrich

It’s hard to discuss the music made by Darrius Willrich without the phrase “grown and sexy” sneaking into the conversation, brought on by equal parts slow jams and upbeat love songs—or, as he calls them all, “Sweet Urban Soul.” The feel-good singer is a Seattle-ite through-and-through: trained as a jazz pianist at Cornish, his most recent record, Can’t Get Enough, was produced and recorded by local hip-hop luminary Vitamin D. And while the instrumentals are of undeniable quality, it’s ultimately Willrich's vocals that steal the show. Warm and versatile with visible influence from early Stevie Wonder to Babyface, Willrich is just as likely to get you dancing as soundtrack the things that go on behind bedroom doors. With Richie Aldente, Reva Devito. NICK FELDMAN

Thu., July 7, 8 p.m., 2011

 
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