Joy Ellis Quartet
Saturday 2 March, 7.30pm
Singer/songwriter jazz pianist
Jazz.Coop and Jazz North East present …
After a highly acclaimed gig at the Globe last year, songwriter/pianist Joy Ellis returns to Tyneside for a workshop at Sage Gateshead at 2pm and a concert at the Globe at 7,30pm.
Joy Ellis – piano & voice
James Kitchman – guitar
Henrik Jensen – double bass
Adam Osmianski – drums
Joy Ellis is a pianist, singer and composer based in London. Since graduating from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama she has toured all over the world playing jazz. Past gig highlights include Ronnie Scott’s and the Barbican Pit Theatre in London, the London Jazz Festival, the Cork Jazz Festival and No Black Tie Jazz Club in Kuala Lumpur. She was recently selected as one of fourteen emerging artists to work with Mercury-nominated singer ESKA on a composition residency in Manchester.
In November 2017, Joy released her debut album entitled ‘Life On Land’ on F-IRE. The album reflects her passion for jazz and improvisation, her love of groove and dance music, her classical roots as a pianist and the soulful, poetic aspects of being a singer-songwriter.
‘Startling debut from British singer-songwriter who sets her cool, poetic meditations…to a suitably restless, sophisticated jazz soundscape. Highly original work that creates a world of its own.’ Chris Ingham, MOJO
‘Fiery improvisations from Ellis who provides well-structured hard-bop solos on piano and Fender Rhodes.’ John Lewis, The Guardian
‘Joy Ellis has a distinctive voice of her own. A very gifted player indeed. A triple threat with those pipes of hers, those fingers and her song-writing assets.’ Simon Redley, Music Republic Magazine
‘An impressive debut’ Lance Liddle, Bebop Spoken Here
Tickets £10 (£7 students)
Available online or on the door
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