About this event
Peggy Lee, Billie Holiday, Betty Carter and Abbey Lincoln weren’t just great jazz vocalists – they were also songwriters, who contributed some key works to the canon.
In Women’s Words, Sisters’ Stories, vocalist Ineza and the Alex Webb Trio explore the repertoire penned by the great female songstresses – Billie’s Tell Me More, Peggy’s It’s a Good Day, Abbey’s Throw it Away, Betty Carter’s Tight and many more, including poet Fran Landesman’s classic lyric Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most. And bringing it up-to-date are songs by Jazzmeia Horn, Cecile Mclorin Salvant, and Rachelle Ferrell.
Ineza is a Rwandan-born Belgian Jazz singer, based in London. She is a graduate of both Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, and Maastricht Conservatoire in The Netherlands.
Alex Webb is a pianist, arranger and songwriter with a long history of working with leading jazz vocalists; his songs have been recorded by Liane Carroll, China Moses, Jo Harrop, Allan Harris, Cherise, Ayanna Witter-Johnson and many others.
The show also features trombonist, composer and producer Rosie Turton, a rising star on the UK music scene cited by The Guardian as one to watch, and nominated for Jazz FM’s ‘Breakthrough Act of the Year 2020’.