Sunday 1st June
Relaxed family friendly lunchtime session featuring top quality entertainment, with Sunday lunch available to order. Showcased this week is the London Vocal Project made up of singers and instrumentalists made up from the main London colleges led by famed jazz educator and arranger Pete Churchill.
Music fare ranges widely from traditional to contemporary gospel music from Stevie Wonder to James Taylor to specially ‘jazz’ commissioned pieces by the likes of Kenny Wheeler.
This show features Anita Wardell as soloist, Nikki Iles on piano, Steve Watts on Bass, Andres Ticino on Percussion.
About the London Vocal Project
Directed by composer, arranger and educator Pete Churchill, the London Vocal Project is composed of students and alumni from the various jazz courses at London's Conservatoires.
From a solid foundation in Gospel and Groove music, the London Vocal Project has developed into an impressively versatile ensemble with a constantly expanding repertoire. Since its inception in 2008 it has become the leading contemporary jazz-vocal ensemble in the UK.
A unique and welcome addition to the Jazz scene, the London Vocal Project has not only a clear identity but the requisite vision and diversity to attract a new vocal repertoire from jazz composers.
The choir work closely with Kenny Wheeler and in 2013, recorded the ‘Mirrors Suite’, with the great Norma Winstone MBE. The album follows a memorable performance of the suite with Kenny and Norma as part of the London Jazz Festival in 2011. The collaboration of Kenny Wheeler and LVP continues, with new repertoire being premiered throughout 2014.
The current project for Pete Churchill and LVP is the realisation of Jon Hendricks vocalese treatment of the Gil Evans, ‘Miles Ahead’ suite. Pete has been working with Jon on this choral arrangement since LVP first worked with Jon Hendricks in 2012. A selection of works from the Miles Ahead project will be performed at Ronnie Scott’s on Sunday 1st June 2014, featuring Anita Wardell on lead vocal, Nikki Iles on piano, Steve Watts on bass and Andres Ticino on percussion.
Featuring Anita Wardell
Piano - Nikki Iles
Bass - Andrew Woolf
Drums – Steve Brown
Percussion - Andres Ticino