Parisian soul/jazz diva China Moses makes her Kings Place debut for the London Jazz Festival, in an evening combining new work with music from the acclaimed Nightintales album
There’s nothing like a night with China Moses at the helm, the high voltage soul/jazz diva and popular presenter of Jazz FM’s Late Night China Moses. The daughter of Dee Dee Bridgewater and director Gilbert, Moses was born in Los Angeles and raised in Paris. Her albums brought her work with renowned names like Guru, DJ Mehdi, Karriem Riggins, Meshell Ndegeocello, Anthony Marshall and sound engineer Bob Power. In 2009, she released This One’s For Dinah (Blue Note France), a tribute to her idol Dinah Washington, with the pianist Raphaël Lemonnier. The musicians carried on working together in 2012 with the album Crazy Blues (Decca/UMG).
In her recent album Nightintales (EDEL), China carves out her own terrain. The resulting twelve songs are destined to become new standards. Her R&B heritage allows her to smile around a phrase, carry emotions across a lyric and infuse profundity in every note. Surrounded by a cross-genre cadre of musicians, China Moses is poised to reinvent the Jazz Vocal archetype for a new age.
“China Moses has an incisive voice, powerful swing and a high voltage personality.”Evening Standard
“A new star has entered the Jazz firmament.”All About Jazz