Othella Dallas

Othella Dallas is the recipient of the Swiss Jazz Award 2019: at 93, the Grand Old Lady of Jazz, Blues, and Funk still enthralls her audience with an incredible charisma and power

Dates: 22 – 25.6, 2019

Francesca Leone & Guido Di Leone

It is with great joy that we announce Othella Dallas’ return to the shores of Lake Maggiore. On Sunday June 23, the charismatic 93-year-old American singer and dancer (who resides in Switzerland) will receive the Swiss Jazz Award in recognition of her extraordinary artistic career. Born in Memphis in 1925, Othella Dallas debuted as a singer in 1950s Paris; she soon rose to fame, performing alongside superstars such as Duke Ellington, Sammy Davis Jr, Nat King Cole, Quincy Jones, Sonny Stitt and King Kurtis, to mention a few. A Swiss resident since the 1960s, she becomes nationally known with her album “I Live the Life I love”. The Grand Old Lady of Jazz, Blues, and Funk continues to delight with her live performances. This year’s Swiss Jazz Award honors one of the most charismatic dance and music personalities in Switzerland.

From: USA; Switzerland

Style:  Vocal Jazz, Blues, Soul


Othella Dallas, vocals  
Ueli Gasser, guitar  
Michael Chylewski, bass  
Lukas Gasser, drums