Thursday 7th May
Over 60s, disabled, disabled companion
Gifted jazz pianist, singer and composer in concert with her band
Joy Ellis is a jazz pianist, singer and composer based in London.
Following the release of her debut album entitled 'Life On Land' in 2017, Joy has spent the past couple of years touring the UK performing her original music at various venues and festivals including Manchester, Cheltenham and London Jazz Festivals.
She is now looking forward to the release of her second album ‘Dwell’ which continues to explore her passion for jazz and improvisation, her love of groove and dance music, her classical roots as a pianist and the soulful, poetic aspects of being a singer-songwriter.
The talented line-up for tonight's gig is: Joy Ellis on piano & vocals; Rob Luft on guitar; Henrik Jensen on double bass; and Adam Osmianski on drums. Click on the names to find out more about these superb musicians.
‘Fiery improvisations from Ellis who provides well-structured hard-bop solos on piano and Fender Rhodes.’
John Lewis, The Guardian ★★★★
‘Startling debut from British singer-songwriter who sets her cool, poetic meditations…to a suitably restless, sophisticated jazz soundscape. Highly original work that creates a world of it’s own.’
Chris Ingham, MOJO ★★★★
‘Joy Ellis has a distinctive voice of her own. A very gifted player indeed. A triple threat with those pipes of hers, those fingers and her song-writing assets.’
Simon Redley, Music Republic Magazine ★★★★
‘Ellis’ presence on stage is easy, with a musical energy and intensity that is interspersed with comfortable chat and her trademark grin.’
Leah Williams, London Jazz News