Douyé at The Back Room

Douyé worked hard to produce two smooth R&B albums. Her third album marks a significant shift, but it’s the most logical progression for her: jazz. When she was a little girl, jazz wasn’t just her favorite music, it was the first kind of music she truly fell in love with. On her new album Daddy Says So, she puts her own distinct spin on a batch of jazz standards, songs like “Summertime,” “I Love You Porgy,” and “Lush Life.” The Nigerian-born singer, who now resides in LA, gave this album its title because as a child she made a promise to her dad that she’d play jazz when she was an adult. It was a conversation they had while he was on his deathbed — her last memory of him. Obviously, this was a very important decision for her, and the weight of the music reflects that importance.

Wednesday, August 2, 8pm-10pm, $15-$20, 1984 Bonita Ave, Berkeley, www.douyemusic.com.

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