SARA DOWLING & ATILA HUSEYIN
Sunday 29th July 2018 - 8:30 pm
Music Charge: £12.00
“Enigmatic, beguiling & intensely musical”
Sara Dowling is an adept jazz vocalist, performing songs from the classic American Songbook in an inimitable and authentic style. After initially studying cello at the Royal Northern College of Music, she took time out in the mid 2000's from being an instrumentalist and re-emerged in 2009 as an impressive singer. A significant performer of breadth and intensity with an eclectic repertoire, her beautiful, sonorous, voice can be heard not only performing originals with her own excellent band but also classics from the 1930's and 40's with the likes of the London Dance Orchestra and hard-bop jazz noir with the Simians of Swing. And if all that wasn't enough, over the last 3 years she has also moved to establish herself as a composer of some note, writing songs for the likes of EMI, Sony, ATV, Warner and ITV Juice as well as for film and television. But it is undoubtedly as an artist and interpreter inspired by the golden era of standards and musical theatre associated with iconic figures such as George Shearing, Judy Garland, Jerome Kern and the like that Sara is making her mark. Not only does she epitomise the elegance of the period in every way her performances are also fascinating glimpses into the history of times gone by, which she speaks of with great eloquence and affection. For this 606 performance Sara will be bringing her brand new show in partnership with jazz vocalist Atila Huseyin, whose devotion to big band swing and artists such as Frank Sinatra and Nat King Cole is a perfect match for Sara as they present “Isn’t It a Lovely Day”, paying homage to the pinnacle of popular with timeless hits cherry picked especially for this delightful journey. They will be celebrating the greatest collaborations from the history of vocal jazz and the swing era when lyric and song could draw a smile, a feeling of contentment or even a melancholic lament.” Noteworthy collaborations that Atila & Sara will rekindle are Judy Garland with Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly or Doris Day and Frank Sinatra. Sara’s prior performances here have been truly joyful experiences and we can’t wait to enjoy the latest addition to her repertoire. Accompanying Sara and Atila will be their excellent trio, Gabriel Latchin-piano, Dario di Lecce-bass and Steve Brown-drums.
"A vocal with timeless quality, 5 stars" Jazz Journal; "Enigmatic, beguiling & intensely musical" MOJO Magazine; “She really is quite exceptional… every note, every musical phrase makes sense” London Jazz News; “He’s only a step or two away from becoming one of the finest young jazz singers to emerge in quite some time” All About Jazz