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Ziggy’s ‘World Connections Night’ Double Bill
January 26, 2018 @ 7:45 pm - 10:45 pm
GILL MANLY ACOUSTIC BLUES TRIO + FRATER AND TAYLOR BAND + SPECIAL GUESTS
Friday 26th January at 7.45pm
Dugdale Centre, 39 London Road, Enfield EN2 6DS
Gill Manly Acoustic Blues Trio
‘Expect, joy, foot-stomping and passion, and laughter, laced with gorgeous harmonies’
Gill Manly, a jewel in the crown of British Jazz and Blues, performs with her acoustic blues musicians, Trevor Hyett (mandolin mandola), and Thomas Coffey (acoustic guitar). She is a regular headliner at Ronnie Scott’s, famously with her critically acclaimed show “Portrait of Nina Simone”. The rich tradition of blues and gospel music was always a huge love. Gill’s eclectic approach to song choice means she has delved into composers such as Dory Previn, Doc Pomus, Bill Withers, Percy Mayfield, as well as Sister Rosetta Tharpe and Mississippi Fred MacDowell.
“Gill’s voice is nothing short of electric….singers with this much control and technique are a scarcity nowadays.” Jazz on CD Magazine★★★★★
Frater and Taylor Band
Scottish born vocalist/songwriter Josie Frater & Drummer/composer Steve Taylor unite Brazilian, Jazz, Pop and world-beats in an adventurous world-jazz excursion. Their thrilling nu-jazz-fusion group has performed at London Jazz Festival, Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club, Jazz FM & BBC Radio 2.
Led by Ziggy’s charismatic curators Josie Frater & Steve Taylor (Steve Taylor Big Band Explosion) Their ‘jazz-fusion’ sound & ‘Superior Lyrics’ evoke the best of Latin-jazz Diva Flora Purim, Annie Lennox and folk heroes Pentangle. “Sublime”
Frater and Taylor have performed along- side Omar, Mica Paris, Ian Shaw, Nitin Sawhney & will be showcasing material from new album ‘Hours’ featuring phenomenal saxophonist Vasilis Xenopoulos, Piano virtuoso Neil Angilley, & rising guitar star & songwriter, daughter Rosie Frater-Taylor
“Superb, captivating” Time Out ★★★★★
“A sparkling blend of rousing & original Jazz-Pop-Latin-Fusion”
“Luscious sounds” Amy Lamé BBC London Live