Helena Debano and Saran Davies
Crossing over their love for both classical and jazz music the pair have an individual sound.
Helena Debono and Saran Davies are two friends who came together to create new and exciting music. Crossing over their love for both classical and jazz music the pair have an individual sound. With Saran being classically trained at the Royal Academy of Music and Helena’s jazz training from Leeds College Of Music, they are able to explore a world of music where both genres come together. They perform a mix of reimagined jazz standards and some of their favourite pop songs.
Helena: From South West London comes Helena Debono, a young Jazz/Soul/Pop vocalist. She has been captivating audiences with her emotional renditions of Jazz standards and her own original music since she was a teenager. Her natural, effortless vocals have already received acclaim amongst the UK Jazz scene and leaves audiences wanting to hear more. Although classically trained and enjoying all genres of music, it was whilst attending the Arts Educational Schools in London that she discovered her love of Jazz and songwriting. Under the tuition of amazing Jazz pianists Paul Smith and Gabriel Latchin, Helena soon found her Jazz voice and never looked back. She has performed at many venues including Ronnie Scotts, Pizza Express Soho, Cheltenham Jazz Festival, Manchester Jazz Festival and many more. Helena graduated with a BA (hons) first class degree in Jazz Music from Leeds College of Music. She has performed at many venues in Leeds including the Brudenell Social Club and Hifi. Since returning to London, Helena became the Female vocalist for The National Youth Jazz Orchestra (NYJO), during this time she was interviewed by Emma Smith for BBC Radio 3 “Jazz Now”. She is now the Vocal Coach for NYJO. In the Summer of 2019 Helena was thrilled to perform with ‘The London Gay Big Band’ at London Pride in Trafalgar Square. She has also performed with ‘The Puppini Sisters’ .
Saran: Saran has recently graduated from the Royal Academy of Music gaining a Distinction in her Master of Arts.