Wednesday 22nd January 2020 - 8:30 pm
Music Charge: £12.00
“A genuine original with a pure, pealing, voice...”
In the relatively short time Alice Zawadzki has been on the jazz scene she has developed into a stunning musician in the vanguard of the post-modern contemporary jazz movement, 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 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 program 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. A uniquely expressive performer and a gifted storyteller, Alice is a breakthrough artist of the highest caliber. Her performance this evening will feature music from her second album, "Within You is a World of Spring", described by Jazzwise Magazine as "..tender in spirit and defiantly anti-genre... a cornucopia of delights." Joining Alice will be her equally impressive band of Award-winning musicians also featured on the album, Rob Luft-guitar, Fred Thomas-piano/banjo/drums (well, everything really!) and Misha Mullov-Abbado-bass.
“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