Thursday 20th September 2018 - 8:30 pm
Music Charge: £12.00
“A genuine original with a pure, pealing, voice...”
Although still in her twenties Alice Zawadzki has already developed into a stunning musician in the vanguard of the post-modern contemporary jazz scene, with a list of accomplishments that are long and impressive. She earned a BMus (hons) in violin before graduating with an MA in jazz voice and composition from the Royal Academy (performing her final recital here at the Club) and along the way has been the recipient of scholarships from the Musicians Benevolent Fund, the Jerwood Foundation and Scottish Arts Council. She was selected to participate in jazz promoter Serious’ “Take Five” Edition X artist development programme and her first record, “China Lane”, was released to considerable acclaim. Her songs are self-described as about “mischief, whimsy, magic, inebriation, loss, exodus, prejudice and above all, love”, while her sound is earthy, organic and satisfying on a visceral level, sophisticated and complex yet accessible to the uninitiated. A uniquely expressive performer and a gifted storyteller, Alice is a breakthrough artist of the highest calibre.
“A genuine original with a pure, pealing, voice…she is also a composer of gliding, melodically unorthodox tunes....as well as an expressive lyricist.” Guardian; “Uncategorisable, beautiful – a real force to be reckoned with” Jamie Cullum, BBC Radio 2