Anita Wardell comes to Newcastle

AnitaWardell2One of the UK’s leading jazz vocalists, Anita Wardell, is making a rare visit to Tyneside. On Saturday 9 May her quartet will be performing in the intimate jazz bar at The Globe. This will be a a very special opportunity to experience this exceptional singer ‘up close and personal’.

Anita Wardell’s singing is exciting and breathtaking. She is noted for her mesmerizing and captivating vocal improvisations and vocalese lyrics to instrumental solos. Anita is a musician who uses the voice as her instrument, displaying precision and agility, mixed with heartfelt emotion.

Anita received the prestigious BBC Jazz Award for Best of Jazz category in 2006. In 2013 she won the Best Vocalist category in the British Jazz Awards.

Admission £12. Doors open 8pm. Tickets available on the door or buy tickets in advance from

Anita is also running a course for jazz vocalists at The Globe over the weekend. You can hear the result at 5.30pm on Sunday 10 May when participants will give a short performance with Anita’s trio (Robin Aspland – piano, Paul Grainger – bass, Tristan Mailliot – drums). Come and support them, enjoy the music and find out more about opportunities to learn and develop your jazz skills. Admission is free.

The weekend course for vocalists was sold out just a week after the tickets were released but there is another opportunity for aspiring jazz singers starting on 12 May when Zoe Gilby’s course commences. Click here for more information.