Friday Sep 24th: PHIL MEADOWS + IMMY CHURCHILL + STEVE TAYLOR Trio
Friday 24th Sep -Phil Meadows and rising vocal star Immy Churchill with Top UK drummer/arranger Steve Taylor Launch Night - 'Upstairs' at The Kings Head N21
All new Ziggy's is back! Doors 7.30 // Show 8pm
Ziggy's proudly presents multi award winning saxophonist Phil Meadows and rising vocal star Immy Churchill with Top UK drummer/arranger Steve Taylor & his Trio playing Ella to James Taylor opening Ziggy's all new Jazz Nights 'Upstairs' at The Kings Head N.21
Award winning Phil Meadows plays regularly across the continent with electronic pioneer Matthew Herbert, Engines Orchestra and a plethora of ensembles under his own name. He’s a multi-award winning musician with acclaim from TimeOut, The Guardian and Jazzwise Magazine to boot with airplay across BBC Radio 2, Radio 3 and JazzFM.
World-class saxophonist Meadows recently conducted the renowned Metropole Orchestra
and performed at Ronnie Scott's Club also receiving Parliamentary Jazz Ensemble of the Year Award (2015) and London Music Award for Rising Star, as well as 2014 Parliamentary Jazz Award for Best Newcomer,
As one of the UK’s most in demand and eclectic saxophonists Phil Meadows performs extensively across TV, tours Europe’s biggest festivals and has shared the stage with a growing list of 'celebrity' names with a CV that boasts the likes of Little Mix and Robbie Williams.
“One to watch"
Immy Churchill is an exceptional jazz singer and singer- songwriter currently studying at The Royal Academy of Music. As a member of The London Vocal Project, Immy has played with the likes of Norma Winstone and Dave Holland (Miles Davies) and has recently been involved in Jon Hendricks’ Miles Ahead project. She has performed with a range of ensembles and as a soloist at venues such as ‘The Green Note’, ‘The Royal Festival Hall’, ‘Pizza Express Live’, ‘Ronnie Scott’s' King’s Place’. Recently featuring in renowned musician and father Pete Churchill's 'Stories to Tell'. Immy embraces not only the lyrical quality of being a singer but also the joys of singing wordlessly and improvising with influences ranging from Joni Mitchell and James Taylor to Ella Fitzgerald and Norma Winstone. Immy is 'One To Watch'
Drummer Steve Taylor leads the band with his unmistakably vibrant drumming and deftly crafted arrangements described as:
“A technician who grooves” Rhythm magazine
Steve was the first drummer to tribute legendary drummer Buddy Rich at Ronnie Scott's Club with his 16 piece Big Band Explosion.
Steve fuses his love of jazz, swing and world music expressing both tenderness and power in the same instant.
Steve Taylor Big Band eXpLoSiOn are acknowledged by fans and critics alike as one of the most exciting British jazz groups on the music scene; wowing audiences at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz club, Pizza Express Jazz Club, EFG London Jazz Festival and Ziggy’s World Jazz Club to name a few.
Taylor has performed with Ian Shaw, Claire Martin obe, Omar, Nitin Sawhney, Frater and Taylor, appeared as featured guest on BBC Radio 2 Clare Teal show and shared the stage with likes of Mica Paris, Rosie Frater-Taylor and Philharmonia Orchestra
“Incomparable, Brilliant” Jamie Cullum BBC Radio 2 “Praised far and wide as the greatest male jazz singer Britain has to offer, gifted, technically awesome and theatrically witty”
Multi award winning vocalist/ raconteur makes a much anticipated return to Ziggy's. Ian hosts Ronnie Scott's Radio Show on Jazz FM and is twice winner of 'BBC Best Jazz vocalist' award. Tonight sharing the stage with long time collaborator drummer/arranger Steve Taylor & his Trio
“a masterly vocalist..” Ian Shaw makes a much anticipated return to Ziggy's.
Shaw is winner of “Best Jazz Vocalist” at the BBC Jazz Awards 2007 and 2004 and has amassed a number of highly acclaimed albums. He is a renowned performer both in the UK and the US and has been cited, along with Mark Murphy and Kurt Elling, as one of the world's finest male jazz vocalists.
In 2010 Shaw joined an historical legacy of artists and recorded his first Abbey Road studio album. Shaw and guitarist collaborator, David Preston, assembled a stellar, international, cross-generational band resulting in a recording that led Jamie Cullum to say
"the incomparable Ian Shaw… absolutely fantastic"
and reflects Shaw's position as one of the world's leading jazz singers.
His acclaimed 2006 album “Drawn to All Things - the songs of Joni Mitchell” saw him
“Praised far and wide as the single greatest male jazz vocalist Britain has to offer” by Jazz Times.
Shaw’s career in performance began unusually for a jazz musician on the Alternative Cabaret Circuit, alongside such performers as Julian Clary, Rory Bremner and Jo Brand. Shaw was spotted by Dave Illic, jazz critic for City Limits and was described as “the voice of the decade”.
Collaborators over the years have been many and include Quincy Jones, Abudullah Ibrahim, Guy Barker, Claire Martin, Kenny Wheeler, John Taylor, Iain Ballamy, Barb Jungr, Cleo Laine, John Dankworth, Cedar Walton,
Shaw was, for some time, presenter on BBC Big Band Special on Radio 2 and is also a regular on BBC Radios 2, 3 and 4 and the recently Jazz FM where he guest presented their legendary ‘Dinner Jazz’ show alongside the likes of Bruce Forsyth. He can also be heard on the Ronnie Scott's radio show
TONIGHT sharing the Ziggy’s stage with long-time collaborator and Ziggy’s charismatic curator, Drummer Steve Taylor & his trio.