Sunday 8th March 2020
£17.50 - £45.00
Women in Jazz and Ronnie Scott's are proud to present acclaimed singer/songwriter Zara McFarlane in celebration of International Women's Day 2020.
6.30pm doors open
6.30-7pm Women In Jazz DJs
7-7.20pm Ronnie Scott's Big Band in a Day youth performance
7.20-8.20 Women In Jazz DJs
8.20-9.50 Zara McFarlane
Line-up: ZARA MCFARLANE vocals; PETER EDWARDS piano; MAX LUTHERT bass; GEORGE BIRD drums
Eloquent and provocative singer-songwriter, Zara McFarlane, inhabits an unusual musical landscape, fearlessly exploring original material & reworking well known classics from the worlds of jazz and Jamaican music. Her third studio album “ARISE”, produced by drummer Moses Boyd, traces her musical heritage of the Caribbean and explores her take on the musical possibilities of British-Jamaican identity.
On “ARISE” we see her continue to explore her Jamaican roots covering Nora Dean’s “PEACE BEGINS WITHIN” and a beautifully poised version of the Congos’ “FISHERMAN” teases out the poignant lyrical content of the 1977 classic. This time her originals have a socio-political lilt, inspired by the political reggae movement of 70’s Jamaica, as well as her trademark compelling self-reflections and observations.
“Her third and most impressive album to date.” MOJO
“A kaleidoscopic 12-song set.” Record Collector
ABOUT WOMEN IN JAZZ
Women in Jazz is London-based organisation which champions and nurtures female musicians across the UK through broadcast and live events. Their partners include: Ronnie Scott's, Barbican, Love Supreme Festival and Jazz FM.
Women in Jazz website: https://www.womeninjazz.co.uk/