Anglo-American singer songwriter Sarah Gillespie opens our Jazz Divas 2019 Series following the release of her acclaimed new and fourth album “Wishbones”.
Gillespie's vivid, magic-realist lyrics have always distinguished her as a formidable storyteller. Here her dual nationality plays out in the telling of tales from both sides of the Atlantic from the North Dakota Pipeline crisis and the detention centres of Texas to Brexit Britain caught in anachronistic nostalgia.
As with all of Gillespie's work, the political is meshed with the personal. Love songs You Win and Wishbones what London's Metro described as her 'lyrical dark romanticism and punkish attitude’. One song is just a matter of logistics, realpolitik and some funky gymnastics, whilst another depicts the human compulsion to blame a singular outside force for everything we don't like in life, with another, based entirely from Gillespie's daughter's nursery reports, reveals the inner world of a toddler where kingdoms are conjured.
Sarah is joined by her all-star band of Kit Downes - piano,
Ruth Gollar - bass, Chris Montague - guitar, & James Maddren - drums.
Click on the image below, to get a taste of the wonderful Sarah Gillespie.
'Haunting tunes and striking lyrics…yearningly pretty and bitter sweet' - The Independent
Doors 7pm. Music 8.30pm
This is the fourth and largest ever Jazz Divas series from JBGB Events
We join with our new venue partner Pizza Express Live in their leading jazz cabaret venue The Pheasantry on London’s Kings Road Chelsea
Over four months and nine concerts, we feature eight of the UK’s greatest female jazz artists. With their wide range of voices and musical styles, audiences can sit back, relax and enjoy distinctive and compelling interpretations and improvisations of the greatest song writers and singers, delivering just pure musical magic.
For anyone who just enjoys great music, our Jazz Divas 2019 Series has something for everyone. We look forward to your company.