Jazz North East present
ZOE GILBY 'AURORA' QUINTET (Album Launch)
Original date: Thursday 23 April, 2020. 7.30pm doors
£12, £10 concession Plus booking fee when buying online
Tickets for the original date still valid.
14+ with under 18's accompanied by an adult but please do contact the venue for full details regarding younger ages and for any further queries regarding accessibility.
Zoë Gilby (Vocals)
Noel Dennis (Trumpet - Flugelhorn
Andy Champion (Double Bass)
Mark Williams (Guitar)
Russ Morgan (Drums)
Vocalist and songwriter Zoë Gilby has teamed up with jazz trumpet / flugelhorn player Noel Dennis, double bassist Andy Champion, guitarist Mark Williams and drummer Russ Morgan for this exciting new project. "Aurora" Inspired by the compositions of Noel’s trumpet and flugelhorn hero, Tom Harrell. This melodic, sharply conceived music has been augmented with lyrical interpretations written by Zoë. Illustrating further Harrell’s intricate ideas and serene delivery. Tom Harrell is widely recognised as one of the most creative and dynamic jazz instrumentalists and composers of our time with a career spanning nearly 50 years. The innovative unparalleled harmonic and rhythmic sophistication within Tom Harrell’s writing will be performed and lyrically heightened by this stellar line up.
“The lyrics work and this audience responded with enthusiasm. But Zoe’s voice is not just the vehicle for words but also an opportunity to be an instrument contributing to the total texture, colour and sound of the performance”
“The whole band tight and together for a ten plus minute climax to the performance, taking the audience with them to a triumphal close.”
WINNER OF PARLIAMENTARY JAZZ AWARDS JAZZ VOCALIST OF THE YEAR 2019.
Zoë Gilby is a UK based jazz vocalist and songwriter who tours internationally and throughout the UK, performing her original compositions, written with double bassist husband Andy Champion. Alongside the UK’s most innovative musicians, Zoe was selected for the prestigious artist development scheme Take Five edition. Curated by leading London music producers Serious.
Zoë is a creative, compelling songwriter and performer. Establishing critical acclaim with her adventurous approach and influences from jazz and contemporary composers from Kate Bush to Thelonious Monk. A vast array of powerful and diverse projects with a fascinating lyrical content. A successful and charismatic personality who is continuing her increasing popularity amongst audiences, press and promoters.