Alice Zawadzki Band
with Amica String Quartet
Saturday 21st Nov 2020
Free to view and streaming online at Mixcloud
Time: 8:00 - 9:00pm
“Zawadzki's larynx is a supple, expressive, rousing delight, it's harmonic flexibility tested by folkloric tales sensually scored by the Amika string quartet...as maverick as Fever Ray or Joanna Newsome. Expect the unexpected"
★★★★ - MOJO Magazine
“She is a genuine original” **** The Guardian
“a voice of velvet suppleness and gutsy emotional power” – The Arts Desk
"Tender in spirit and defiantly anti-genre... A cornucopia of delights."
★★★★ Jazzwise Magazine
"An awestruck hymn to nature that masters all manner of styles."
★★★★ (contemporary album of the month) The Guardian
“a major statement from an increasingly significant artist.” – Music OMH
Loosely connected to the jazz world but realistically inhabiting her own realm, the critically-acclaimed vocalist, violinist, pianist and composer, Alice Zawadzki presents music from her latest release, ‘Within You Is A World Of Spring’, as well as new, previously unheard songs. Declamations and reveries diffract through a greenwood canopy of sound, spurred on by Alice’s inventiveness and “whimsical hyper-creativity” (MOJO Magazine). She leads an inspiring band of celebrated musicians in realising her extraordinary, often moving, occasionally mercurial original songs: Fred Thomas (piano, drums, banjo), Rob Luft (guitar), and Misha Mullov-Abbado (double bass), as well as Amika - the improvising string players from the original recording – Simmy Singh, Laura Senior, Lucy Nolan, and Peggy Nolan.