Joy Ellis Quartet at Colchester Arts Centre Jazz Club
Pianist, singer and composer Joy Ellis' acclaimed debut album, 'Life On Land', reflects her passion for jazz, a love of groove and dance music, her classical roots as a pianist and the mournful, soulful aspects of being a singer-songwriter, developed over many years, singing the poetry of artists such as Joni Mitchell and Leonard Cohen.
London-based Joy has drawn inspiration from the metropolis for the CD, featuring highly original vocal and instrumental music that takes the listener on a journey through the excitement, vibrancy and also loneliness of life in the capital.
Fascinated by jazz harmony, Joy has been hugely influenced by the music of composers such as Billy Strayhorn and the harmonic explorations of singer/bassist Esperanza Spalding....
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