Date and Time
Sunday, March 2nd, 2014 at 8:30pm
Excellent singer-pianist Joanna Eden has been an established performer on the UK Jazz circuit for some years now. Starting originally as a Jazz singer in the 1990’s, in 2000 she launched her first CD, “A Little Bird Told Me” at Ronnie Scott’s to enthusiastic reviews and significant airplay on BBC radio. Through the early 2000’s she started to focus more on her own compositions as well as continuing to perform jazz standards and in 2005 produced the self-penned album “My Open Eye”, later released on Universal Records. As a result of the critically-acclaimed reception of that album she was offered supports for both Jamie Cullum and the Buena Vista Social Club. Her most recent album, “Falling out of Grace” contains more of her excellent originals, and has now also been released. Joanna’s gigs are packed with jazz, soul and Latin classics, plus plenty of her own original songs (which have received some serious radio airplay on national stations). Her quintet features a world-class line-up, including Chilean percussionist/singer Carlos Fuentes, bass player Jonny Gee, sax/guitar/vocalist Gerry Hunt and drummer Charlie Price. Joanna’s gorgeous voice, infectious joy and unbounded enthusiasm ensure that this is a really lovely, feel-good, gig. An exciting addition to the roster of impressive singers performing here at the Club and well worth checking out.
“Brilliant” Jamie Cullum, “the UK’s answer to Diana Krall & Norah Jones” Time Out