NISHLA SMITH CELEBRATES ELLA FITZGERALD'S BIRTHDAY
Nishla Smith is a singer and songwriter who defies easy categorisation. Her live sets include a breathtaking variety of material: from celebrated originals to dark jazz standards and devastating ballads. Tonight she’s joined by some of Manchester’s favourite jazzers to celebrate Ella Fitzgerald's birthday in style:
Jeff Guntren - Sax
Rich Jones - Keys
Joshua Cavanagh-Brierley - Bass
Johnny Hunter - Drums
Graham South - Trumpet
Her other original project, the Nishla Smith Quintet will start the year with shows at The Vortex and Jazz Leeds.
In September 2017, ‘Cabaret’, her original commission for Manchester Collective, toured throughout the UK, featured at the PUSH Festival was performed live on BBC 3 In Tune. In 2018, after a visit home to play at MONA's Summer Jazz Festival in Tasmania, and a sell-out show at Melbourne’s Paris Cat, she became one of Manchester Jazz Festival's talent development artists, recording a debut EP which will be released later this year. After a summer residency at the Sage in Gateshead, she closed the year with shows at mjf, Lancaster Jazz Festival and Matt and Phred's.
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