SongSuite Festival June 27th-29th 2014

Anita Wardell and Loiremusic present the third editon of the Songsuite Vocal Festival. This exciting festival feature an impressive line-up of UK and international vocal artists covering Jazz, Latin and

Folk idioms. The Festival includes a range of Vocal workshops featuring the festival artists.

All concerts take place in the intimate setting of The Pheasantry, 152 Kings Road, London SW3 4UT ( 10 mis walk from sloane Sq Tube)

Tickets (£15) are available now from www.pizzaexpresslive.com or by phone on 0845 602 7017

All workshop info and bookings at www.loiremusic.com

 

 

Meet Anita Wardell

Article by Thomas Cunniffe, jazzhistoryonline.com

The distance between London and New York is just over 3400 miles, and traveling that distance by air takes about 6 hours. It’s not cheap to fly across the Atlantic (although that may change in the coming months), but it is an essential trip for jazz musicians to make if they want the benefits of worldwide fame. American musicians have long known that European jazz audiences are generally more appreciative than domestic crowds, and European musicians realize that their fame can grow exponentially when heard by the right American ears.

Consider jazz in London. The UK’s capital has a thriving jazz scene, but there are many worthy English jazz musicians who are virtually unknown on this side of the Atlantic. For every Cleo Laine or Tubby Hayes that has achieved success in America, there are several worthy musicians who aren’t well-known because they haven’t toured or recorded in the US. One of those worthy musicians is vocalist Anita Wardell.

Best known as an outstanding scat singer, she is also a skilled writer and performer of vocalese, and a sensitive interpreter of standards and jazz originals. She’s collected several awards, including a recent prize for Best Jazz Vocalist from the British Jazz Awards, and her artistry has inspired accolades from fellow singers like Mark Murphy, Roseanna Vitro and Kate McGarry. Yet, up until now, Wardell’s albums have only been available as high-priced imports, and she has made limited trips to the east and west coasts of the United States…

Read the full article on jazzhistoryonline.com

 

British Jazz Awards 2013

Anita's been voted a British Jazz Award Winner 2013 for Best Vocalist. Many thanks to everyone that voted!

Upcoming Events

Thu, 24th Apr 2014

Voice Conference Munich
24-28 April 2014

Fri, 2nd May 2014

Recital Room South Hill Pk
with Simon Cook piano Andy Masters bass McGill Anderson drums

Mon, 5th May 2014

La Scuola Popolare di Musica di Testaccio
Testaccio working with the fabulous singers - Impro, learning new repertoire, odd forms, odd time signatures- intense work out!

Sat, 10th May 2014

Alexander Platz Jazz Club
Anita Wardell Roberto Nicoletti Enrico Zanisi TBC Luca Fattorini Enrico Morello Vocal guests and participants of the Workshop

Wed, 14th May 2014

Scarborough Jazz Club
Loire All stars with Anita Wardell