WORLD JAZZ LIVE SESSIONS AT THE TOWER - Hosted by Maiuko Acclaimed prize-winning saxophonist, composer, arranger and band leader, Paul Booth brings us the critically acclaimed 'Patchwork Project'. From his early acclaim as
WORLD JAZZ LIVE SESSIONS AT THE TOWER – Hosted by Maiuko
Acclaimed prize-winning saxophonist, composer, arranger and band leader, Paul Booth brings us the critically acclaimed ‘Patchwork Project’. From his early acclaim as a prize-winning saxophonist, Paul Booth has continually refined and expanded his talents as a solo artist, composer, arranger and bandleader, whilst establishing an elite reputation as a first-call sideman for major contemporary music artists.
Paul Booth (Sax, Flute, Keys)
Rod Youngs (Drums)
Giorgio Serci (Guitar)
Davide Mantovani (Bass)
Known for her charming delivery of a lyric and her impeccable time, 2016 Sarah Vaughan Vocal Competition finalist, Lauren Bush is a contemporary Canadian jazz vocalist based in London, UK.
All About Jazz noted that “Bush is one of the freshest and most exciting vocalists to appear on the scene for some time.” and Downbeat Magazine commented on “her unique phrasing, perfect diction and scatting abilities.”
“Lauren sings with poise, swing, impeccable time and recognises humour and irony in a lyric…the natural successor to Blossom Dearie, Anita O’Day, Etta Jones, Ella and Carmen… and is the best export from Canada since Diana Krall, Joni Mitchell and pure mountain air“. – Ian Shaw, BBC Award Winning Vocalist
Special Guest MAIUKO
Born in Mozambique of royal Swazi and Portuguese ancestry, the multi award winning singer song-writer, has her very own style, blending Jazz, Blues, African inspired rhythms and Portuguese melodies into one timeless language of music.
Throughout her career, she has collaborated with and appeared worldwide alongside musical greats, such as; Max Middleton, Dick Pearce, Chris Difford, Jeff Beck, Noel McCalla, Midus, Sara Tavares, Carmen Souza, to mention but a few. Venues and festivals include Ronnie Scott’s, Purcell Room, Gulbenkian, Kings Place, Olimpia (Paris), Coliseu (Lisbon), Montreux Jazz (Switzerland), Rye Jazz, Margate Jazz, WOMAD, and many more.
Based in the UK, Maiuko is currently writing an album with double bassist & guitarist Alexander Keen, Pianist Gabriel Keen, violinist Paul Brasington.Special guests include trumpetist Dick Pearce (re-arranged ‘Different Wars”), saxophonist Paul Booth, drummer Elias Kacomanolis, and trombonist Annie Whitehead.
“Maiuko is blessed with a smoky and powerful voice that defies the limitations of one particular genre” – Kevin Legendre- Echoes Magazine , The Independent
“Mozambican Nu Soul Diva” – Timeout
“She oozes soul and has the ability to transform her vocals from husky and sensuous to something altogether more ethereal, almost spiritual” – Wax Magazine
Tickets £12.50 | Doors open at 7pm for an 8pm start
(Thursday) 8:00 pm
The Tower Theatre, North Road, Shorncliffe, Folkestone, Kent, CT20 3HL