Thursday 3rd September 2020 - 8:00 pm
Music Charge: £14.00
“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. Nominated for a 2020 Jazz FM Award in the "Vocalist of the Year" category, this performance will feature a selection of standards carefully chosen by Alice and given her own unmistakable imprint, while her band tonight will feature Phil Peskett-piano (Natalie Williams, Nik Kershaw, Moloko) and Rob Mullarkey-bass (Natalie Williams, Jacob Collier, Quincy Jones). A uniquely expressive performer and a gifted storyteller, Alice is a breakthrough artist of the highest caliber.
“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