Thursday, October 2, 2008

No art lover: royal albert hall free friday

Free Lunchtime Music!

Welcome to ignite. Taking place on Friday lunchtimes in the relaxed atmosphere of the Royal Albert Hall's Café Consort.

Michael Mwenso – Friday 14 November

London Jazz Festival in association with BBC Radio 3

Nichael MwensoMichael Mwenso is a great trombonist, a nifty dancer and an extremely snappy dresser, and he can also sing!

He's a talented multi-instrumentalist who, at the age of 21, has already worked with the likes of Hugh Masekela, James Brown, Abram Wilson and Jamie Cullum.

Juliet Kelly – Thursday 20 November

London Jazz Festival in association with BBC Radio 3

Juliet Kelly Juliet's sensual, velvety vocals and jazz phrasing have been described as a cross between Cassandra Wilson and Madeleine Peyroux with a hint of Amy Winehouse... But she has developed her own individual style and is one of the most distinctive singers on today’s London scene.

A warm, passionate and witty performer, she combines jazz, soul and gospel in lilting, melodic songs that perfectly match her voice.

Nell Bryden – Friday 21 November

London Jazz Festival in association with BBC Radio 3

Nell bryden Nell Bryden is a singer songwriter from New York whose graceful blend of blues, country and jazz has made waves on both sides of the Atlantic.

With influences such as Ryan Adams and Bob Dylan through to soul divas like Nina Simone and Bonnie Raitt, Bryden has weaven into her song-writing and performances elements of bluegrass, American jazz standards and retro soul.

Her inspiring vocal style can jump from laid-back lilt to passionate plea, or shake things up with a straight-ahead roadhouse boogie.

Modern Jazz Trio - Friday 28 November

Modern Jazz TrioModern Jazz Trio was formed in 2005, and since then has performed at various venues across the South East with a huge list of jazz greats: Don Rendell, Harry Beckett, John Etheridge, Jean Toussaint, Tony Kofi and Don Weller to name but some.

The band consists of Roan Kearsey Lawson, one of the UK’s finest percussion players, extraordinary guitarist John Myhill, and sought after bass and brass player Harry Cook. Not to be missed!

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