Women in Jazz Media September Team News!

3rd September 2023

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Welcome to our monthly team news! We like to share some of the work the team have been doing both inside and outside of their Women in Jazz Media work and we have all been very busy as always.

Our Women in Jazz Media July magazine has been launched with contributions from team members Sandra Booker Isabel Marquez Kim Cypher Tatiana Gorilovsky  Germana Stella La Sorsa  Paulette Jackson Migdalia Van Der Hoven Hannah Horton Fiona Ross and Monika S Jakubowska Click on the name and it will take you straight there!

We have just announced our event schedule for the rest of the year and are very excited to support so many incredible artists. Do check out our events page here

Image by Andy Porter. After two years from her debut album VapourGermana Stella La Sorsa is ready to release an exciting new work. Primary Colours will be released at the beginning of 2024 and she’ll drop three singles, starting from this Autumn so keep an eye on her website and socials – click here She’ll also preview some of her new music at Toulouse Lautrec on the 22nd of September and you can buy your tickets here

ALIVE! in the studio is the name of Charlotte Keeffe’s second album as band leader featuring her Right Here, Right Now Quartet; Ashley John Long on double bass, Ben Handysides on drums, Moss Freed on guitar and herself on Sound Brushes (her trumpet and flugelhorn) and compositions. 

ALIVE! will be released on Friday 22nd September on the epic Discus Music record label - it’ll be available to buy on all platforms! Keep a close eye on Charlotte’s social media pages (@CharlotteKeeffeMusic on Facebook and Instagram) for special ALIVE! release announcements including a Listening Party on release day/Friday 22nd September, an exciting feature/interview on BBC Radio 3’s Freeness show on Sunday 8th October and details of lots of live performances and musical gatherings to celebrate the music and the joy of just being… ALIVE!

Big Mama, Aydenne Simone is performing at Toulouse Lautrec on Sept 16th which promises to be an amazing night. Tickets available here

Diana Torti's new album is going down a storm! Album cover photo by our very own Monika S Jakubowska, you can purchase the album here and buy tickets for her next gig at Karamel Club on September 21st here

Lara Eidi releases her much anticipated debut album Sun, after receiving critical acclaim for the first single 'Breathe Love'. Recently signed to Pastiche Records, Lara continues to challenge the notion of a singer-songwriter, with exciting new concerts and news after the album comes out on September the 4th. Her first single from the album 'Breathe Love' saw huge success in the UK, Canada and Europe. Canadian Beats said “Breathe Love is about embracing every single side of oneself. The shy, the free, the brave, the timid, the wanderer, the observer, the giver and the receiver,” says Eidi. A highly versatile multi - instrumentalist. Eidi composes in a manner that builds on drawing the listener's attention starting with the simple to the highly complex. `Starting with a piano riff, Eidi's dexterity as a pianist set the foundation for the development of 'Breathe Love' . Influenced by the diversity of artists such as Jose James, Chet Faker and Laila Biali , she managed to fuse 90s dub feels with enlisting Fatis on drums, whilst floating vocally over each beat, developing the sound by layering one vocal overlay at a time, ending with strings soaring into an emotional crescendo to juxtapose Eidi's intricate and dynamic 14 vocal harmonies."

'Sun' promises to embrace this sense of empowerment, freedom and love, journeying through every single emotion and more, coming out on all platforms on September the 4th, 2023. Lara is finally, honoured to have WIJM very own powerhouse Fiona Ross write the liner notes to the album.  Click here to check out Lara’s website to listen and support her work.

Huge congratulations to Hannah Horton who has been awarded a Develop Your Creative Practice Grant. ‘Next studio album of 100% originals here we come! This was only made possible thanks to public funding from the National Lottery through Arts Council England’. Hannah’s upcoming gigs are:

September 10th – Hannah Horton Trio feat. Rob Statham on bass. Online show from Jazz at the Cottage. 19:30-20:30. Tickets 
September 15th – Hannah Horton/Tony Kofi Quintet. ‘Two Baritones’. Forty Hall, Ziggy’s Jazz Club, Enfield. 8pm. Tickets 
September 16th – Hannah Horton Quartet + Heidi Vogel. ‘The Swinging Cat’ Jazz Club, Haverhill Arts Centre. Tickets 

And last but certainly not least Esther Bennett’s album Safe Places is now available as a hard copy alongside her recent album Home is Where the Art Is   Visit Esther’s website here for details on how to buy a copy!

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