Cambridge Jazz Festival – Anita Wardell with Robin Phillips Trio

  • 21st November 2016
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Anita Wardell received the prestigious BBC Jazz Award for Best of Jazz category in 2006 and a British Jazz award for Best Vocalist in 2013. Her singing is exciting and breathtaking; she is noted for her mesmerizing and captivating vocal improvisations and vocalese lyrics to instrumental solos. Anita is a musician who uses the voice as her instrument, displaying precision and agility, mixed with heartfelt emotion.

Cambridgeshire-based Robin Phillips is emerging as a major player amongst the UK’s new generation of jazz singer / pianists, whose passionate performances are as informative as they are engaging and entertaining. Robin’s energetic trio definitely hark back to a golden age of jazz, but their arrangements have a distinctly modern edge.

Robin and Anita were first brought together when she appeared on his 2014 ‘Sing. Play.. for Pleasure’ album and the accompanying video. They share a mutual love for jazz singing as an art-form but also for really understanding where a song is coming from and communicating this with the audience.

At the Cambridge Jazz Festival Anita will perform with the Robin Phillips Trio, both taking turns to share their latest and favourite arrangements as well as performing songs together.

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