Fiona Ross +  Special Guest

Fiona Ross + Special Guest

2nd December 2018

Fast becoming known for creating a new contemporary jazz sound using fast-paced Latin jazz, a hint of vintage jazz club and at times a dash of soul allied to her distinctive vocal prowess, singer/pianist Fiona Ross has received stellar reviews for her two previous albums, ‘A Twist of Blue’ and ‘Just Me (And Sometimes Someone Else)’. Her latest offering, ‘Black, White and a Little Bit of Grey’, has been similarly well received.

A singer influenced by artists as diverse as Billie Holiday and Prince, Fiona's also been inspired by the Japanese jazz piano phenomenon that is Hiromi. She’s also chosen a bunch of gifted young musicians to accompany her.

As Head of the British Academy of New Music, Fiona was responsible for training high-profile artists such as Ed Sheeran, Rita Ora and Jess Glynne, to name just a few.

Enrolled in dance, drama and singing lessons at the age of two, then piano at six, by the age of eight, Fiona was starring in London’s West End. At the age of 14, she lied about her age and talked her way into gigging in jazz clubs throughout London. No one even suspected that a voice that startling in its maturity and passion could belong to a singer barely in her teens.

With her last two albums as vocalist, pianist, composer, arranger and sole producer, this lady has definitely found her place in today's jazz firmament and knows exactly where she's heading. A bold, sassy woman, who’s ready to set the world on fire.

With Loren Hignell (Saxophone), Gibbi Bettini (Guitar), Derek Daley (Double Bass), Marley Drummond (Drums), Ashaine White (Backing Vocals).

"Fiona brings class and a rare ability to get everyone engaged and on their feet. A winning act in any setting." - Sammy Stein, Something Else.

“A powerhouse of vocal talent hidden behind a glamorous exterior. An artist with an incredible degree of stage presence, formidable artistic training, and distinctive vocal prowess who has the ability to knock an audience sideways." - Anthea Redmond, Jazzbites

". . . a style and sound that should become a part of everyones’ soundtrack. An inspiration to all who know her." - Jazz UK

"An incisive honesty and humanity that takes each song’s message straight to your heart." - Ola Onabule

Tickets £15 / £13 Concessions
Doors open 7pm, starts 7.30pm
Jazz Express Offer: Book for any three gigs and get tickets for just £10 each!

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