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Bulgarian jazz vocalist, band leader and composer Ami Oprenova kicked off a UK album tour at London jazz venue Toulouse Lautrec on Sunday 26th September, presenting arrangements of original tracks from her new album ‘Precious Days’, released on 5th November. Ami has previously toured Europe and has two albums under her belt: Introducing Coco ‘n’ the Fellas (2016) and Some of our Favourite Tunes (2017). Precious Days is the first album in her own name and really gives a true sense of the honesty and passion behind this unique artist, almost a window into the soul of Ami. Her music is full of lyrical melodies, harmonic language and versatile rhythms influenced by Gypsy Swing, Blues and Bebop together with her childhood upbringing of listening to Soul, Balkan Folk and Gospel.
Published in Interviews
Saturday, 13 November 2021 22:25

Fiona Ross - Red Flags And High Heels

A sweet nod to rhythm and blues and all that is contemporary jazz.
Published in New Releases
Friday, 12 November 2021 17:58

Lauren Bush - Dream Away

Impressive second from Canadian jazz vocalist.
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Kind Of Jazz, in association with Women In Jazz Media, are proud to sponsor ISQ's show on 20 November at the EFG London Jazz Festival, as part of their Women That Inspire series of concerts. Here with interview singer and bandleader, Irene Serra, about what we can expect to hear, and several new projects for the year ahead.
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Saturday, 06 November 2021 00:53

Duncan Fraser Septet - Soundscapes of Manhattan

The perfect post-pandemic Christmas album.
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