Wednesday 17 October (8.30pm, doors 7pm, £20)
JHELISA ANDERSON AND ROBERT MITCHELL
+ Georgia Mancio and Jason Rebello
“A spine-tingling vocal range and enthralling capacity for originality…[Jhelisa Anderson] is an artist who’s going to conquer the earth, space, stars…” Blues and Soul
“Robert Mitchell creates chamber jazz of astonishing beauty [that] communicates rapt attention” Metro
American-born singer/songwriter, Jhelisa Anderson, launched her jazz career with the critically acclaimed solo album, Galactica Rush (Dorado Records 1994). Her music has been recorded by Chaka Khan and Incognito’s Maysa Leake. She has worked with Courtney Pine and Steve Williamson and supported James Brown, Herbie Hancock, Roy Ayers and Mavis Staples.
Stellar British pianist and composer, Robert Mitchell, has released seven albums and played with artists Greg Osby, Omar Puente, Steve Coleman, Norma Winstone, Matana Roberts, Jose James and Ty among others.
The blend of Jhelisa’s deep blues/soul/jazz vocals with Robert’s classical jazz piano is an unforgettable musical experience. Tonight they reunite to explore the powerful and timeless classics of Nina Simone alongside their own original compositions.
“great technical strengths, delicacy of touch, fluency of execution, a burnished, pellucid tone” The Times
For the opening set Georgia debuts a very exciting collaboration with multi award-winning pianist, Jason Rebello. Jason made an indelible impact on the British music scene when at just 21 Wayne Shorter produced his debut album, A Clearer View. A totally convincing artist across all genres – jazz, fusion, latin, soul, gospel, pop, hip-hop; a highly skilled educator and an ever-evolving band-leader, Jason’s incredible CV includes: Bud Shank, Gary Burton, Sting, Branford Marsallis, Carleen Anderson, Maxi Jazz, Manu Katche, Jeff Beck, Madeline Peyreux, Peter Gabriel, Omar, Jocelyn Brown and the Halle Orchestra.
Two extraordinary and contrasting vocal/piano duos in one fantastic evening.