Sarah Gillespie Quartet - Junkfood Angel + Jay Johnson
Sarah Gillespie’s streetwise lyricism fuses with jazz and blues, with a classy quartet featuring pianist Frank Harrison. “A beat poet for he 21st. century” (★★★★★ Independent)
Sarah Gillespie has received wide-spread critical acclaim for her three albums that mix jazz, folk and blues with her trademark streetwise lyricism. Junkfood Angel is Gillespie's debut collection of poems and lyrics published by Oxford based Albion Beatnik Press.
Launched as part of the EFG London Jazz Festival, she will be showcasing material with her phenomenal jazz quartet featuring Frank Harrison on piano and James Maddren on drums, plus very special guests.
'Superior lyrics' (Guardian ★★★★)
Jay Johnson is an award-winning musician and songwriter who moved to London before his teenage years and began making music from a young age. Jay started listening to artists such as Bob Dylan, Paolo Nutini, and Ben Howard from his early teens, and as a result their influences can often be seen in his original works. Jay is a resident artist at the Roundhouse, London and is about to release his debut EP.