Friday 10 February 2023
London based singer and guitarist Ruta Di stands out amongst other musicians because of her virtuosity and dexterity on both guitar and vocals - beautiful voice with incredible range that she pairs wonderfully with tasteful guitar solos and catchy hooks. A rich and inventive blend of neo-soul, jazz, classical and Brazilian music with heartfelt lyrics creates a very special sound that touches and moves. Ruta Di has been noticed and supported by BBC radio, Jazz FM, D’Angelico Guitars, Women in Jazz, The Voice UK and many more.
Ruta Di will be performing songs from her latest album Yellow Summer (released in 2022) with superb musicians - Jakub Cywinski on double bass and Harry Ling on drums.
Ruta Di’s critically acclaimed album Yellow Summer was recorded with top class UK jazz musicians - pianist Al MacSween (Gary Bartz, Nubya Garcia, Maisha, Ruby Turner, Omar Puente), double bassist Daniel Casimir (Jazz Fm Instrumentalist of the Year, Nubya Garcia, Ashley Henry, Camilla George,Binker Golding), drummer Eric Ford (The Partikel, Clare Teal), double bassist Jakub Cywinski (support act for Steve Vai, Ola Onabule, Maciek Pysz) (song ‘Say’) and flutist Lucia Viola (‘Perfect As It Is).
Ruta has released her debut album Hooligan in 2019. In 2020 she has released an EP ‘Notes from the Lockdown’ which was a result of a collaboration with visual artist Anna Polukord.
'Ruta Di definitely has her own quirky vocal sound, that's for sure' - BBC Scotland 'Jazz 'Nights', Seonaid Aitken
'Extremely talented singer, songwriter and guitarist'- Tee Harris, Delite Radio.
‘Ruta Di’s unique vocal tone and virtuosic guitar playing combine wonderfully with talents of supporting musicians, with their detectable chemistry being heard throughout the album’- JazzViews (Isabel Marquez)
‘’Yellow Summer is an album that is light as a feather yet filled to the absolute brim with skill and magical potential’ - RGM Magazine.
‘’Yellow Summer is an album of imaginatively constructed, beautifully executed songs. I enthusiastically recommend it to you’ - Neil March (Trust the Doc)
Ruta Di - vocals, electric guitar
Jakub Cywinski - double bass
Harry Ling - drums