‘Without doubt one of the all-time great female vocalists… Carleen must be seen to be believed’ Huffington Post
‘For live performances, you absolutely have to see Carleen Anderson,’ Amy Winehouse once said, ‘I would sit around the venue all day, just to hear her sound-check.’
You can believe every word Amy said. When Anderson performs, her inimitable voice cuts to the bone. Born in Texas into an illustrious musical family (her mother is soul singer Vicki Anderson, her step-father Bobby Byrd and her godfather James Brown), Carleen began singing in church aged three. By the 1980s, she was touring the world with the James Brown All Stars, a gig that brought her to London where she would go on to front the Young Disciples and later the Brand New Heavies.
The years that followed have seen collaborations with everyone from Courtney Pine to Paul Weller, and a universally acclaimed residency at Ronnie Scott’s for this most accomplished soul and jazz vocalist.
For this one-off performance, Carleen pays tribute to her all-time hero, the ‘Divine One’ Sarah Vaughan. Accompanied by one of the towering figures in contemporary jazz, pianist and bandleader Julian Joseph, this promises to be an unmissable evening of the finest vocal jazz.
- Fri 22 May, 8pm
- £12.50, £16.50, £20
Festival Standby £10
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