Emily Saunders ESB

Date : 02 / 02 / 2019
Time : 7.30pm
Price : £10 on the door. Advance £8. Students £5.
Phone : 07415 892 436

Event Information

Evening Standard★★★★ The Independent★★★★ The Guardian★★★★ The Arts Desk★★★★

Internationally renowned and critically acclaimed vocalist, songwriter, producer, arranger, and broadcaster Emily Saunders leads an exceptional band of stellar musicians through her original songs. She balances virtuosity and captivating presence with musicianship of the highest order, establishing her not only as a rhythmically inventive jazz vocalist, but a supremely talented songwriter. As a socially conscious wordsmith, many of her songs reflect on society, the fragility of people and the strength of connectivity, oozing hazy sunshiny days and hot sultry nights. Having evolved from seaside holidays, riverside walks and chilled evenings on the guitar, her Latin-infused, hip swaying grooves, driving basslines, splashes of spoken-word, and edges of drum ‘n’ bass (“UK’s Queen of Jazz fusion” SnowBoy) pronounce Saunders as ‘one for the jazz dance clubs’ (Gilles Peterson, BBC Radio6).

Emily’s albums have sold worldwide, receiving multiple 4 star reviews including the Evening Standard, The Guardian, The Independent. Her music broadcasts nationally on BBC Radio1, 2, 3, 4, 6 & XFM, JazzFM plus on radio stations around the world including USA, Japan, Australia, Spain, Denmark, Germany, Sweden, Italy, Abu Dhabi, México. She has also achieved international iTunes & Amazon chart ‘Top 10s’ in UK, USA, Germany, France and Indonesia. What sets Saunders apart is that her musical skill in front of the mic, is matched with talent behind it; ‘Absolutely brilliant’ Jamie Cullum, BBC Radio2​


‘Absolutely brilliant’ Jamie Cullum, BBC Radio2


‘Fast Rising Brit Jazz Talent’ Metro


‘Next big thing’ Evening Standard ★★★★


“Classy vocals.. hugely talented…much panache” Echoes


‘Musicality, poise and ingenuity – Saunders is the real deal’ The Guardian ★★★★


‘A soundworld both unified and unique – highly impressive’ The Arts Desk ★★★★


‘One for the jazz dance clubs’ Gilles Peterson, BBC Radio6


‘Jazz album of the year so far’ The Independent ★★★★


“Superb new talent everyone’s talking about.. It’s got energy it got effervescence it’s got everything” JazzFM


‘The outrageously good Emily Saunders. An extraordinary talent’ JazzFM

Emily Saunders – voice

Byron Wallen – trumpet

Steve Lodder – keys

Laurence Cottle – bass

Winston Clifford – drums