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Linda Williams Is Back

Aziza, formerly known as Linda Williams wrote the platinum hit "La Costa" which was recorded by Natalie Cole and re-recorded by several other artists, among them being jazz pianist Ahmad Jamal and the late Jorge Dalto.

Aziza was Natalie Cole's musical director and pianist for 5 years, touring the U.S., Europe and Japan.

Singer Vanessa Rubin and trumpet player Cecil Bridgewater recorded a composition by Aziza called "If My Heart Could Speak To You".

Ahmad Jamal and Aziza collaborated on 3 of his compositions for which she wrote the lyrics. They are My Latin, Whisperings and Picture Perfect. The CD, entitled Picture Perfect was released in France.

Aziza's work with young people has also been an area of importance to her. She has conducted, arranged and composed music for her various children choruses throughout her teaching career in New York City and Los Angeles.

Aziza and her students have performed with Grammy Award winning singer Ms. Gloria Gaynor in the Vatican for the Pope, at Madison Square Garden with Grammy Award winning composer Marvin Hamlisch, CNN News for Kids and Busch Gardens, VA.

Aziza has always striven to inspire and encourage her students. Her passion and love for music is evident in her songs and in the hearts of those who've worked with her. In June 1997, Aziza was the recipient of the Presidential Scholar Distinguished Teacher Award.

Additional Info

  • Artist / Group Name: AZIZA
  • Event Date: 7/12/2002
  • Subtitle: New CD - What's On Your Mind
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