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Venue: HEART, Bennett Road, Headingley, Leeds
To mark 100 years of jazz song and improvisation, Louise Gibbs, has devised The Jazz Song Uncovered especially for the Headingley Music Festival. The programme traces its blues roots from Marion Harris and Bessie Smith, through the American Songbook with Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, and Sarah Vaughan, the bebop of Anita O’Day, the African Soul of Abbey Lincoln, to the contemporary jazz fusion of Esperanza Spalding.
The programme will finish with a contemporary mix of lyrics by Norma Winstone songs by Christine Tobin and some of Louise’s Seven Deadly Sings and other originals.
Louise is accompanied by Sam Leak (piano), Mark Lewandowski (double bass) and Sam Gardner (drums). Together they are the Louise Gibbs Quartet.