Sunday 2nd February 2020 - 8:30 pm
Music Charge: £12.00
“...the most creative Jazz singer in London”
The award-winning Australian vocalist Anita Wardell is one of those powerful and impressive singers who hail from “down under”. An established and experienced musician, Anita not only performs jazz standards in her own inimitable style but she is also universally accepted as one of the best “scat” singers on the international jazz scene. Her three CD’s, “Noted”, “Kinda Blues” and “The Road”, have each received glowing praise and are a showcase for her interpretative skills and vocal agility. Sadly for us Anita returned to Australia in 2018, where in addition to performing is continuing her work as a much-vaunted teacher in the position of Jazz Vocal Lecturer at the Elder Conservatorium, Adelaide University. Happily, however, she is back on one of her regular visits to London, enabling her to perform here at the Club where she first sang over 20 years ago. For her 606 show this evening Anita has taken her inspiration from music of American jazz icon Betty Carter, who was also recognised, like Anita, for her mastery of scat singing and improvisation. Accompanying Anita will be her fantastic band of Robin Aspland-piano, Jeremy Brown-bass and Steve Brown-drums. This is melodic jazz from one of the great masters of bebop vocals.
“...the most creative Jazz singer in London” Evening Standard; “…one of the country’s leading...jazz singers” Jazz UK; “First and foremost, it’s the innate musicality of Wardell’s interpretations that impresses” The Jazz Rag