Sunday 21st April
£20.00 - £35.00
A welcome return of this Brazilian jazz singer/guitarist and her band. Joyce got her start in music by listening to her brother play the guitar, as well as listening to Ella Fitzgerald, Miles Davis and Billie Holiday for inspiration on emotions conveyed in music.
Joyce refers to her music as "MCB" (Creative Music of Brazil) and this night will offer an opportunity to experience the unique spirit of Brazilian jazz music in an intimate surrounding.
Brazilian music legend Antonio Carlos Jobim once called Joyce Moreno ‘one of the best singers of all time. [She has] bossa, tuning, improvisation, rhythm, musicality, femininity, courage, total command of the ball.’ Emerging onto the thriving bossa nova scene of the 1960s, Joyce quickly became a star, acclaimed both for her songwriting and for her musicianship, both as a singer and a guitarist.
"Slow Music " has been nominated for the 2010 Latin Grammy, as Best Brazilian Album!
New solo album „ RIO“ just released on FarOut Records!
“A varied, intimate set that provides a reminder of both her vocal range and her equally fine instrumental skill; she has a distinctive, fresh, no-nonsense style. A gently classic tribute to her home city” The Guardian ****
“Brazilian icon Joyce is on heartfelt home territory with her new album Rio. It’s undeniably familiar, with Joyce’s distinctive, mellow yet perky vocals. There’s real beauty in its directness and in Joyce’s passion for the city and her fellow cariocas.” Metro
“A samba psycho-geography of sorts, cherry picking vintage songs, faces and places, and moments-in-time that chart her personal relationship with Brazil’s terminally iconic city-by-the- sea" Songlines ****
Support: The Ronnie Scotts All Stars
The Ronnie Scott's All Stars are comprised of some of the greatest talents on the U.K scene, including some of our most regular performers James Pearson (piano), Sam Burgess (bass) and Pedro Segundo (drums)
Musical Director at Ronnie Scott’s and the owner of a ferocious piano technique coupled with a sense of musicality rarely heard, James Pearson is one of the most exciting to musicians to have emerged from the U.K in the last 25 years. After working with him, the late jazz legend Sir John Dankworth declared: "James Pearson is an exceptionally gifted artist. His masterful playing makes him head and shoulders above the rest of his contemporaries. He shows signs of true greatness".
Double Bass Despite only being in his early 30’s, already Sam is a stalwart of the UK jazz scene. As well as appearing on numerous film soundtracks such as 'Bridget Jones's Diary' and 'Hannibal'. Sam’s thumping, pounding, relentlessly driving bass lines have been heard accompanying the likes of Bob James, Billy Kilson, Gary Novak, Joe Lock, Dave Kekowski, Guy Barker, Dave O'Higgins, Pete King, Gareth Williams, Claire Martin, Jim Mullen, Alan Barnes, Tim Whitehead, John Horler, Gwyneth Herbert, John Dankworth, The BBC Big Band and Robbie Williams.
At 22 years old Pedro Segundo, Portuguese drummer joins the James Pearson Trio at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club.
Born and raised in Lisbon, picked up the drums seriously at the age of eight starting studying classical percussion a year later. In June 2011 he graduates from Guildhall School of Music and Drama in Timpani and Classical Percussion. His musical ability combines a blend of styles creating a unique sound on the drum set. He has played regularly with Dennis Rollins, Femi Temowo, Mário Franco, Cleveland Watkiss and many other artists touring in festivals all around the globe.
Other regular performers include:
Dave Ohm (drums), Natalie Williams (vocals), Alex Garnett (sax), Nigel Price (guitar), Steve Rushton (drums), Polly Gibbons (vocals), Alistair White (trombone), Gary Baldwin (hammond), Al Cherry (guitar), Matt Home (drums), Alan Barnes (sax), Ralph Salmins (drums), Arnie Somogyi (bass), Mark Smith (bass), James Nisbet (guitar), Pete Long (sax), Gerard Presencer (Trumpet), Dave O’Higgins (sax), Alec Dankworth (bass), Steve Fishwick (trumpet) and others...
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