Saturday, 5 December 2009

Support Act for Naturally 7 (@ the London Jazz Festival 2009)

I felt very privileged this year. I had the opportunity to meet many fantastic people and to make great music with them on stage.

Ian Shaw ("Best Jazz Vocalist" at the BBC Jazz Awards in 2007) and the lovely Mary King (Voice Coach - Channel 4) were incredibly creative with the material they taught us for the performance at the Royal Festival Hall. This was a mixture of Jazz and Improvisation.The Voicelab Choir have been given us the amazing opportunity to assemble a vocal ensemble to perform with jazz legend, Ian Shaw, and fill a 30 minute support slot for this show. Although we only rehearsed twice, it worked out quite well!!! I loved it!!!! We were all totally excited to know that we were the Support Act for Naturally 7

Below a picture with Dwight Stewart(Naturally 7)

and myself during the soundcheck

The Sunday before the show was the event "Jazz day" held at the Royal Festival Hall. At the beginning I was not too sure of what to expect but being there was probably one of the most inspiring days ever.
This day-long event offered me the opportunity to deepen my understanding of the jazz voice, exploring ideas of harmony and improvisation and focusing in particular on interpretation of song material, and how to keep it fresh in the 21st century. I was delighted when they announced that we would work with Pete Churchill, Natalie Williams and Guillermo Rozenthuler.

Last but not least I had the opportunity to watch the London Philharmonic Orchestra rehearse while being conducted by the one and only Vladimir Jurowski (Principal Conductor). ...this was absolutely beautiful and they were moments when I wanted to cry .....anyways...

inspired by the beautiful music....
... I had to run home to produce a new track........

..good times!!!!

Peace xxxx

Tuesday, 1 December 2009

'Performance and Style' Freshers Festival 2009!!!!

Hiya, I have been working with many talented artists for the last 6 weeks and can't wait to perform tonight with Kreative Kaos.
Hope to see you later...xx