Jazz Voice - Festival opening gala
11 Nov 2016
LONDON Southbank Centre / Royal Festival Hall
With a brand new CD, Secular Hymns, released in the autumn, one of today’s defining vocalists returns to the Festival in a stripped down trio setting that gives full rein to her ability to bring emotional depth and meaning to lyrics from a clutch of seminal songwriters, from Allen Toussaint, Willie Dixon and Sister Rosetta Tharpe to Antonio Carlos Jobim, Linton Kwesi Johnson, Tom Waits and Jacques Brel.
'The show was a balance of vulnerable humanity and meticulous skill - a great interpreter of a poetic lyric' (*****The Guardian)
'The Queen of understatement is back with a trio album recorded in a church in Oxfordshire. The arrangements are key to their sound and the result is inspiring.'