Tuesday 27th July 2021
£10.00 - £10.00
£10 online, £12 on the door subject to availability.
Born and raised in New York from Italian descent, Noemi Nuti is a jazz and Latin singer, harpist and composer currently residing in London. She studied classical harp at Brunel University and improvisation and composition at Trinity College of Music , graduating with an MA in Jazz Performance in 2012. For this evening, Noemi focuses on her Brazilian jazz duo with guitarist Mario Bakuna and together they explore the music of Milton Nascimento, bringing the best of UK jazz and Brazilian scene together.
15 June – SARA McGUINNESS piano & JIMMY MARTINEZ bass
A mainstay of the popular ‘Viva Cuba’ club night in Ronnie’s Bar with her band ‘Sarabanda, pianist Sara McGuinness will perform a range of Cuban music including son from the 40s and 50s, as popularised by Buena Vista Social Club, through to more contemporary timba and Salsa plus other Latin American sounds in this rare duo format with bassist Jimmy Martinez.
22 June – NOEMI NUTI vocals & MARIO BAKUNA guitar
Born and raised in New York from Italian descent, Noemi Nuti is a jazz and Latin singer, harpist and composer currently residing in London. She studied classical harp at Brunel University and improvisation and composition at Trinity College of Music , graduating with an MA in Jazz Performance in 2012. For this evening, Noemi focuses on her Brazilian jazz duo with London-based Brazilian composer, arranger, singer and guitar player, Mario Bakuna and together they explore the music of Milton Nascimento, bringing the best of UK jazz and Brazilian scene together.
A graduate of the Free University of Music in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Mario Bakuna has played with likes of trombonist Itacir Bocato, guitarist Renato Consorte, and pianist Nelson Aires. Inspired by the greats of Afro-Brazilian Music, Samba, Jazz and Bossa Nova, such as Tom Jobim, Dorival Caymmi, Paulo Moura, and João Donato, he has written new arrangements, reinterpreting ‘Samba Jazz’ – a musical genre that emerged in Rio de Janeiro in the 1950s, as well as using the more sophisticated harmonies of the ‘Post-Bossa Nova’ movement as exemplified by Luiz Eça, Tamba Trio, and Edson Machado.
29 June – KAREN LANE vocals & DOMINIC ASHWORTH guitar
London-based Australian jazz vocalist, Karen Lane has five critically acclaimed albums and a passion for the music of Brazil." I know of no one else who sings with what I can only describe as her demure abandon. It's wholehearted but at the same time restrained, precisely phrased but not studied. A fine and distinctive singer." Musician Magazine UK - Dave Gelly. Canadian guitarist and composer, Dominic Ashworth is a much sought-after player by the likes of Jacqui Dankworth and Carol Kidd, his accompaniment of singers being peerless.
6 July – ANJALI PERIN vocals & BRUNO D’AMBRA piano
Anjali Perin is a charismatic jazz and soul singer/pianist, songwriter and arranger, who weaves her own unique sound into a mix of songs she loves –from the great jazz standards to modern pop, funk and soul artists. With an uncanny ability to communicate with her audience, and a powerful, versatile voice which easily embraces jazz harmonies, improvisation and scat,
13 July – TRUDY KERR vocals & DOMINIC ASHWORTH guitar
Trudy Kerr is renowned as one of the UK's finest jazz vocalists. Mojo Magazine says of her singing "Trudy Kerr is the genuine article - She is a Joy!" All About Jazz has described her as "100% real jazz musician with fluid phrasing and a mellifluous, warm and sensuous tone." Born in Australia, Trudy moved to the UK in the early 1990's to pursue a career in Jazz. She got her big break when Ronnie Scott asked her to perform at his Club.
20 July – ZOE GILBY vocals & PAUL EDIS piano
Parliamentary Award Winner Jazz Vocalist of the Year 2019 Zoe Gilby, teams up with brilliant pianist Paul Edis to deliver The Great American Songbook, Bossa Nova and beyond. Zoe is establishing critical acclaim with her adventurous approach and influences from jazz and contemporary composers from Kate Bush to Antonio Carlos Jobim and Thelonious Monk.
27 July – TAYLOR NOTCUTT vocals & MATT WILSON guitar
London-based jazz singer Taylor Notcutt started her music career at the age of 7. While at Trinity Laban Taylor received vocal coaching from jazz greats such as Anita Wardell, Trudy Kerr and Brigitte Beraha. She graduated in 2017. Alongside her studies Taylor has performed in a variety of venues across the country including Pizza Express Jazz Club, The Spice of Life, The Vortex, Oliver's Jazz and Piano Bar, the Rye Jazz and Blues Festival, Cheltenham Jazz Festival and Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club. “A voice to watch, crystal clear, musical and gets to the heart of every song.” - Anita Wardell