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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.

 


July 2019

7th Dunajska Kapelye

The band draws its influences from everywhere the Danube flows (hence the name, which translates as “the Danube Band”) and from wherever their fancy takes them – Romania, former Yugoslavia, deepest Russia, Ottoman Europe, the Jewish Shtetl, Django Reindhardt’s Belgium and Edith Piaf’s Paris. In particular, they are indebted to the Roma people (commonly called “Gypsies”) whose music is a testament to the range and depth of the human soul.

Led by Piotr Jordan‘s many-hued and ever-virtuosic violin playing, the band’s approach is truly authentic; there are no fancy arrangements, nor is there a sense of stylistic reverence that many other bands who play in this genre aspire towards

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14th 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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21th 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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28th 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.


AUGUST 2019

9th 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 Heidi Vogel

“…This song bird outsings a nightingale any day…. Powerful yet effortless, soulful, highly expressive, Vogel’s voice has something of a special quality about it and is as one in a million. ‘Turn up the quiet ‘ is the most exquisite, beautiful, sensational album by a female vocalist in a very long time.”
– Rainlore’s World of Music

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18th ‘Artie and Jake Zaitz Duo’
This first class affair is run by the electric duplet of well refined guitar marvels. Blood relatives of polish heritage join forces here to present a unique take on a jazz song book, exploring carefully selected familiar and obscure works. Their combined musical authority stretches across a wealth of influences. Jake’s nearly two decades as Dana Gillespie’s guitar supremo with many miles travelled around the world
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25th Rebecca TommasiRebecca 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.