“Fantastic!” CLARE TEAL - BBC RADIO 2
“Ziggy's Get's it right!" Mica Paris
“Epic, Uplifting" London Jazz Festival -TIme Out ★★★★
SAMBA AZUL “A formidably talented outfit invoking the spirit of Brazil”
London Jazz News
FRATER AND TAYLOR “Luscious Sounds”
BBC London 94.9
SAMBA AZUL play iconic Brazilian songs of Sergio Mendes;
Classic Bossa Nova & cool samba led by vibrant USA percussionist Adam Osmianski & Top UK pianist/vocalist Joy Ellis. Fresh from sell-out Camden Jazz Cafe show performing with there vibrant Latin band tonight in a Ziggy's melting pot with
Producer, composer, keyboardist and vocalist, Sergio Mendes’ influence on the music industry has spanned five decades and continues to evolve through new collaborations and mediums.
One of the most internationally successful Brazilian artists of all time, Mendes has recorded more than 35 albums, many of which went gold or platinum, and he’s a three-time Grammy Award winner.
To honour his legacy, Adam Osmianski/Joy Ellis lead Samba Azul, delivering a show that celebrates Mendes’ work across his vast repertoire, from classic bossa nova and funk to jazz, Latin and disco.
FRATER AND TAYLOR's powerfully uplifting world-jazz-groove songs featuring pulsating world-beats from Steve Taylor, atmospheric vocals from Josie Frater & mesmerising guitar/vocals by Rosie Frater-Taylor
A night of Latin-Jazz fusion musical bliss to behold.
'WORLD CONNECTIONS NIGHT'
Double Bill Special
“Luscious Sounds!” BBC London 94.9 *****
“Irresistible Jazz Diva” The Observer
“Brilliant saxophonist ..blazes a path through the hard bop repertoire” The Times
Tina May “Irresistible Jazz Diva” The Observer
Vasilis Xenpoulos “Brilliant saxophonist ..blazes a path through the hard bop repertoire” The Times
Ziggy’s plays host to Top UK Jazz Diva – TINA MAY,
currently among the "hot property" list of British Jazz singers.
"MAGICAL, OUTSTANDING.." Dave Gelly - The Observer
Expect a delicious mix of Tina’s emotive songs, romantic ballads & seriously swinging grooves, performed with immaculate pitch and Tina's atmospheric airy vocal tone.
Tonight sharing Ziggy's stage with explosive saxophonist VASILIS XENOPOULOS.
A dazzling performer whose positive hard swinging approach to music leaves all who witness uplifted.
Vasilis is a towering jazz talent & mesmerising performer now considered one of the top exponents of saxophone
in Jazz today.
A regular performer at London Ronnie Scott's Club & across Europe with the likes of Jim Mullen, Nigel Price, sensational international pianist HIROMI & his own Xtet.
” Brilliant…. Bringing Real Passion..” Evening Standard
“One of the most fiery, young saxophonists around, ”
Both artists making a much anticipated return to the club, backed by Top UK Drummer
Steve Taylor's All Star Trio.
Tina is a former winner of the BT Jazz Award and regularly sings with the BBC Big Band. She presents for BBC Brecon Jazz Festival and collaborates with the likes of Rory Bremner. Tina's Version of "Come Fly With Me" became widely known as the theme for hit TV series "Airport".