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Make a reservation for this show.Vicci Martinez WebsiteVicci Martinez TwitterVicci Martinez FacebookVicci Martinez Vevo Vicci Martinez YoutubeThe Pacific Jazz Institute at Dimitriou's Jazz Alley welcomes the debut of singer/songwriterand Season One Finalist of NBC's THE VOICE, Vicci Martinez, for two nights touring in support of her self-titled release VICCI! Band members are TBA. Set times Tuesday and Wednesday at 7:30pm. Doors at 5:30pm. Vicci Martinez isn't worried about the rules. The singer-songwriter continually goes against the grain both musically and lyrically. She doesn't adhere to guidelines of what pop music is supposed to be or how it should be presented. Given her penchant for writing honest, heartfelt songs, she doesn't have to either. When she hits the studio or the stage, she nods to soulful folk and classic rock with an immortal R&B groove beneath everything. On her debut album for Universal Republic Records, VICCI, the world gets to see Vicci for who she is, and it might just be a better place because of it.Her genuine spirit courses through the fabric of every song she writes on the album. Whether it's a revealing autobiographical ballad or a groove-driven rocker, the music ebbs and flows with a raw and real fire from the energy of "Come Along" to the honesty of "Let Go." Vicci's been working toward this for her whole life. For as long as she can remember, she knew that she would play music. After her older sister gave up violin, she picked it up at six-years-old, taking proper lessons for five years. Eventually, she traded the violin for a guitar and began writing songs driven by diverse influences ranging from Led Zeppelin and The Beatles to Sarah McLachlan and Gloria Estefan.Impressed by the first song she wrote, her dad decided it was time for his daughter to pursue music more seriously. He'd bring the young Vicci to local Tacoma,Washington farmers markets in order to play impromptu. She'd open up her case or put a hat out, and audiences would watch stunned by her powerful voice and presence. After spending high school honing her talents, she began releasing music independently in 2003. Touring the country for almost a decade, she released seven independent albums culminating with 2011's Live from Jazzbones. Along the way, she shared stages with everyone from Sting and Annie Lennox to The Supersuckers and Jonny Lang. However, NBC's television show The Voice came calling in early 2011, and that opened doors for the next phase of her career.That's precisely why she landed in the show's top four after riveting and roaring performances of Adele's "Rolling in the Deep" and an explosive duet with coach Cee Lo Green of Pat Benatar's "Love is a Battlefield". However, it was her stunning live performances of "Jolene" and "Dog Days Are Over" as well as the original song that was written for her, "Afraid To Sleep," where she shined the brightest. Vicci's robust delivery of these songs made the tracks instant online hits. She also began to resonate with listeners everywhere as a group of young female fans banded together to assemble the Vicci Martinez Army in honor of her.