Sunday 6th December 2020
£15.00 - £20.00
LINE-UP: TINA MAY vocals; JAMES PEARSON piano; SAM BURGESS bass; CHRIS HIGGINBOTTOM drums
Tina will sing selections from her new album -' 52nd St and Other Tales' + selections from 'Tina May sings Duncan Lamont'.
Tina May remains the most expressive and technically gifted jazz singer on the UK scene’ wrote Kenny Mathieson , The Scotsman.
‘Tina May is to jazz what Madonna is to Pop’
As a truly international artiste and lyricist , Tina continues to give performances in China, Singapore, Australia ,USA- as well as Europe – teaming up with musicians around the world ( Jeremy Monteiro, SingJazz Festival, Mark Fitzgibbon JZ Jazz Festivals, Shanghai, Hong Kong....... ) Her recordings on the HEP label ‘Divas’ and ‘My Kinda Love’ – have been the result of a great artistic collaboration with Frank Griffith US tenor player and arranger on these acclaimed albums.
Her album with Enrico Pieranunzi ‘Home is Where the Heart is’ with guest Tony Coe ( 33jazz -with lyrics she penned to his compositions) resulted in international critical acclaim, as well as extensive touring.
Equally Tina’s jazz treatment of ‘Celebrating Piaf’ – (33jazz) with ‘ les Girls’ Nikki Iles (piano), Karen Street(accordion) and Julie Walking (double bass) has resulted in packed theatre and club performances in festivals worldwide.
This ensemble has been touring a second concept show called ‘Berlin-Paris-Broadway’ – a musical journey including composers Kurt Weill, Gershwin, Cole Porter, Duke Ellington and more... all with some great stories behind the songs.
The very recent album ‘ Café Paranoia’ is the result of her friendship with Munich-based pianist and jazz composer, Andy Lutter. Born out of their initial gigs in the early nineties – they have been writing songs ( Tina’s lyrics to his compositions) for some time. The album was born out of their mutual admiration of Mark Murphy – the album features some Murphy gems including his Jazz Haikus – Mark Murphy words and Andy Lutter music –alongside some May/ Lutter originals . You can definitely feel Mark Murphy’s impish presence on the session.
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