Capital City Jazz Orchestra with special guest soloist Tina May
Tuesday 26 January 2021, 8.00pm
'Tina May remains the most expressive and technically gifted jazz singer on the UK scene’ wrote Kenny Mathieson , The Scotsman.Book now
The Capital City Jazz Orchestra was formed in 2007 and features some of the finest Jazz musicians in South Wales. They play regularly at Jazz Clubs across Wales and have performed at the Brecon Jazz Festival and Swansea International Jazz Festival. In the last 10 years they have worked with a host of international Jazz artists including Clare Teal, Matt Ford, Lee Gibson, Claire Martin, Alan Barnes, Mark Nightingale, Dave O' Higgins, Bruce Adams, Nigel Hitchcock and Bobby Shew.
‘Tina May is to Jazz what Madonna is to Pop’
As a truly international artiste and lyricist , Tina continues to give performances in China, Singapore, Australia ,USA- as well as Europe – teaming up with musicians around the world ( Jeremy Monteiro, SingJazz Festival, Mark Fitzgibbon JZ Jazz Festivals, Shanghai, Hong Kong……. )
Her recordings on the HEP label ‘Divas’ and ‘My Kinda Love’ – have been the result of a great artistic collaboration with Frank Griffith US tenor player and arranger on these acclaimed albums.
Her album with Enrico Pieranunzi ‘Home is Where the Heart is’ with guest Tony Coe (33jazz -with lyrics she penned to his compositions) resulted in international critical acclaim, as well as extensive touring.
Equally Tina’s jazz treatment of ‘Celebrating Piaf’ – (33jazz) with ‘ les Girls’ Nikki Iles (piano), Karen Street(accordion) and Julie Walking (double bass) has resulted in packed theatre and club performances in festivals worldwide.
This ensemble has been touring a second concept show called ‘Berlin-Paris-Broadway’ – a musical journey including composers Kurt Weill, Gershwin, Cole Porter, Duke Ellington and more… all with some great stories behind the songs.
The very recent album ‘ Café Paranoia’ is the result of her friendship with Munich-based pianist and jazz composer, Andy Lutter. Born out of their initial gigs in the early nineties – they have been writing songs ( Tina’s lyrics to his compositions) for some time. The album was born out of their mutual admiration of Mark Murphy – the album features some Murphy gems including his Jazz Haikus – Mark Murphy words and Andy Lutter music –alongside some May/ Lutter originals. You can definitely feel Mark Murphy’s impish presence on the session.
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