Polly Gibbons - with Ross Stanley - “All For You, Body & Soul”

Autumn Jazz at Smithfield

Thursday October 6

Polly Gibbons
- with Ross Stanley
- “All For You, Body & Soul”

Piano Smithfield, Long Lane, Barbican, London

Following her successful concert in the Jazz Divas series at The Pheasantry and now making  her debut for this opening concert of our Piano Smithfield Autumn 2022 Jazz series, it’s a warm welcome to the great soulful singer Polly Gibbons, accompanied by the established piano great Ross Stanley.

The song “Body And Soul” could have been written with Polly Gibbons in mind. Polly is one of our most distinctive voices, with an expressive, passionate style, creating tender feelings that touch international audiences.

For this Piano Smithfield concert Polly gives voice not only to the music of great soulful musicians, including Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding, Ray Charles and Nina Simone among others, but also showcases her creativity as an original song writer.

Polly is a major presence on the UK Jazz scene, having been nominated twice as "Best Jazz Vocalist" by JAZZ FM and the BBC. She embraces the inspiring expansiveness of American Jazz, Blues, Soul and R&B. 

Her repertoire and the style with which she performs it, have led her to appear at the Royal Albert Hall, opening with George Benson and Gladys Knight and at the legendary Birdland Jazz Club and Ronnie Scott’s. Her music and her voice have a broad appeal to music lovers - and her ongoing touring over the last few years in the USA has garnered her many new fans. 

We could think of no better artist than Polly Gibbons to launch our Autumn Jazz series and with the remarkable Ross Stanley, a much in demand pianist and organ accompanist to music greats, performing in big bands and large groups as well as more intimate duo performances , makes this a night not to be missed!'

 

Polly Gibbons is unmistakably a class act, getting classier fast.”-????-  The Guardian

 

Doors 6.45pm

Music 8pm

Tickets £20 plus £1.50 booking fee

 

Piano Smithfield, Long Lane, Barbican, London, EC1A 9PN

Alan Barnes _ {PIano Smithfield_ JBGB Events_Jazz Gigs in London

A wealth of Jazz over Autumn at London's newest Jazz Cabaret Venue.

Audiences say —

"All positives from me.  Have been twice now, both times top quality musicians, staff are very welcoming and friendly, table service so all you have to do is sit back and enjoy, atmosphere is great!

Long may it continue because its so important to have these venues, especially after the last two years "

 

Press Say

"Piano Smithfield is a 5-stars venue I would urge you to visit if you like your jazz in intimate surroundings. It’s cool. Damned cool” – Jeff Prestridge — Daily Mail
 

 

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Alan Barnes Quartet
@Piano Smithfield

Alan Barnes Quartet

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@Piano Smithfield
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@Piano Smithfield

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