JAZZ


SUNDAY JAZZ 

jazz

 

Entrance free, from 7pm

Our regular Sunday evening Jazz performances, have become a popular feature of Baltic, with some of the best young musicians currently playing in London. You can book a table in the restaurant or just hang out in the bar.

 


 JUNE
3rd  – Heidi Vogel
Heidi Vogel’s extraordinarily rich and complex vocal timbre proved capable of completely seducing the senses….her capacity to unfurl long-lined melodies is remarkable. She manages to balance the music’s introspective sensibilities and its quietly dramatic inner core to telling effect, such that she can lift the soul while simultaneously breaking your heart… that fragile, light-as-air quality was very much to the fore, but it’s when Vogel opened up and switched from head voice to chest voice that you really experienced the direct expression of her soul.
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10th – Gabrielle Ducomble

Gabrielle’s unique interpretation of old favorites id fresh, sophisticated and resonant. With authentic backing from violin and guitar, Gabrielle’s haunting voice will send a tingle down your spine – and leave a lingering pleasure.

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17th Alice Williamson

Alice Mary Jelaska is a popular clarinettist, vocalist, band leader and composer in London’s gypsy jazz, folk and world scenes. Her virtuosic clarinet playing has a deep, feisty and Balkan edge reflecting her Croatian roots and gypsy influences – and her vocals, described as ‘serene’, ‘pure’ and ‘water-like’, add a delicate contrast to her performances.

She owes her ethereal and nostalgic influences to her background in vintage and folk music, having led gypsy swing band The Kings Cross Hot Club for over 5 years, as well as leading and being invited to work with several world and contemporary folk projects. She has collaborated with musicians from all over, from Turkey to Congo, Senegal to Argentina, Scotland to India – performing at prestigious UK events and venues including Secret Garden Party, Southbank Centre, Royal Albert Hall, Victoria & Albert Museum, Hyde Park, Kensington Palace Orangerie; and abroad in France, Italy Switzerland, Turkey, Germany, Los Angeles. As a recording artist she has also worked as a session musician for BBC Television.

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24th – Marcina Arnold

Hugely talented and extremely versatile, Marcina has gained respect of fellow musicians for her fresh and innovative approach. Blessed with a beautiful and highly distinctive singing voice, she is an accomplished percussionist, also playing piano and guitar and a distinctive songwriter/composer.

 


JULY

1st   – Elisa Caleb

Elisa is a jazz singer and have performed in numerous clubs and festivals in the UK and Europe. My debut album ‘Carry Me Home’ received high praise from jazz critics and journalists. She has performed with great artists such as Tony Kofi, Seb Rochford (Acoustic Ladyland, Polar Bear), Soweto Kinch, Guy Barker, Stan Sulzmann, Robert Mitchell, Mike Outram, Julian Siegel, Phil Robson, Gary Husband and many others.
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8th – Jane Parker

‘Jane Parker’s breathy vocals, reminiscent of Rickie Lee Jones or sometimes Billie Holiday are both sultry and steamy as the bayou itself’ Blueprint
London-based jazz singer Jane Parker sings regularly in and around the capitol and has performed at venues which include Ronnie Scott’s, 606 Club, Quaglinos and the Cafe de Paris. Her many influences include Blossom Dearie, Jackie Paris, Eddie Jefferson and Jon Hendricks.
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15th  – Heidi Vogel
Heidi Vogel’s extraordinarily rich and complex vocal timbre proved capable of completely seducing the senses….her capacity to unfurl long-lined melodies is remarkable. She manages to balance the music’s introspective sensibilities and its quietly dramatic inner core to telling effect, such that she can lift the soul while simultaneously breaking your heart… that fragile, light-as-air quality was very much to the fore, but it’s when Vogel opened up and switched from head voice to chest voice that you really experienced the direct expression of her soul.
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22nd Eleonora Clasp

Born in Milan, Italy, Eleonora’s interest in music began in her early teenage years, when she started studying drums and percussions. While touring and recording behind the drum kit in various rock, pop and jazz bands, she developed an interest in singing, as she supported her groups on backing vocals. Having moved to the UK in search of new inspiration, she started studying jazz singing, while performing on the London scene and writing her own material. Her first album as a singer-songwriter, titled Stars, was released in late 2015, gaining supportive reviews and airplay across many UK outlets. Her set features her highly regarded originals, and percussion-focused arrangements of an eclectic mix of her favorite songs by artists as diverse as Sting, Dvořák and Cyndi Lauper.

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29th  – Rebecca Tommasi

Rebecca Tommasi can’t remember a time when she wasn’t singing, but she found her True voice around four years ago in 2014 – a naturally warm voice, a voice made for jazz.

She cut her teeth at the Imperial Hotel in London’s Holborn, regularly singing to varied audiences. There she met some incredible musicians, as well as some of her most loyal fans. She has since sung at various locations across the capital, most recently at Pizza Express and the Battersea Barge, and is routinely supported by some of the finest jazz musicians around.
Her stage presence is as warm and compelling as her voice, and with an ever growing and more daring repertoire, her live performances are a must.

Influences include Anita O’day, Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald, Ernestine Anderson, Amy Winehouse, Chet Baker and Bill Evans to name just a few.