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.

MARCH

4th – 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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11th – 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.

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18th  – Ahmed Harfoush
Ahmed Harfoush is an Egyptian jazz vocalist based in London, regularly appearing at leading venues and events in Europe and the Middle East. Harfoush is the director and vocalist in two bands in London. He has received vocal training at London’s Mountview Academy for Theatre Arts and given concerts with the Macedonia Philharmonic, the Cambridgeshire Youth Orchestra, the West of England Youth Orchestra and the Nile Symphony Orchestra. His extensive repertoire features traditional swing jazz, bossanova, the Great American Songbook and musical theatre. His latest venture is the revival of Egyptian iconic songs from the 50s in a new jazz sound known as the Egyptian Jazz Project which he will perform this year at Royal Albert Hall.
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25th  – 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.

APRIL

1st – Eleonora Claps

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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8th  – 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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15th 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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22nd 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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29th – Emilia Martensson

Emilia first came to the attention of the jazz scene with her guest appearance on the Kairos Quartet’s debut album and her spellbinding vocals have been causing a stir ever since. Combining the influence of folk songs from her native Sweden with some of the greatest songs of the last century Emilia has successfully managed to forge a distinctive and unique niche for her vocal talents on the London jazz scene.