VICTORIA KLEWIN & DENNY ILETT, Friday 7th August
LINEUP: Victoria Klewin (Vocals), Denny Ilett (Guitar), Chris Jones (Double Bass)
In-demand Bristol-based jazz vocalist and songwriter Victoria Klewin has a style described as soulful, gritty and truly skillful. She is an outstanding musician, who enjoys singing the classic jazz numbers in a very distinctive way. Here, Victoria explores some examples from her recent project – the life and work of the late jazz singer and cabaret pianist, Blossom Dearie. A mutual admiration for this sometimes overlooked jazz star brings Klewin together with regular collaborators, and highly experienced Denny Ilett and Chris Jones. Together, they revive and promote Blossom Dearie’s unusual songbook in a truly delightful way. Victoria’s music is full of wit and humour, and sharp too; with much-admired arrangements by guitarist Denny Ilett. Denny runs his own big band playing classic swing and blues and is an in-demand sideman throughout Europe, and is the artistic director for Bristol Jazz and Blues festival. Recorded for Brecon Jazz at the Ratio Studios (Cardiff)
What they say: “A classy act” – Jazz Journal ,
“A vocal tour de force” – The Jazz Mann
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