Watch out for Anita's new EP out soon

A message from Anita

Hi everyone,

As you might have heard, earlier this year I had a stroke. I’m making good progress and am currently in rehab.

Thank you for all your love and support, your beautiful messages and the donations to the GoFundMe page. I’m absolutely overwhelmed by all your generosity.

I will be back in the near future, and I’m looking forward to seeing you all again soon. Watch this space for more news. Meanwhile you can listen to me on Spotify!

Lots of love and kisses,

Anita

Stars

Anita Wardell (vocals)  |  Dave McEvoy (piano)

Stars: album cover

Stars features beautiful re-worked jazz standards and originals, including a dedication to the late, great British jazz singer, Tina May.

The idea for the record originated in late April 2022 when Dave and Anita got together around the piano and talked about what we each wanted to convey with the music. 

 

New Music Coming

During her tour across America in 2023, Anita stopped over in Seattle for a few days to record a handful of jazz standards with jazz pianist Jeremy Siskind. The EP is currently being mixed and will be out in late spring.

Anita in Oz

Anita makes a trip down under to perform at the Adelaide Jazz Festivalm followed by a hop and a skip over to Perth for International Jazz Day, performing at the Ellington Jazz Club with Harry Mitchell (piano), Karl Florisson (bass) and Ben Vanderwal (drums) in her show You Inspire Me.

In conversation

Anita talk to Diana Torti for Jazz In Europe. Talking about herself, her latest projects, and some themes around Women in Jazz Media. Published February 2024.

“I headed to the 606 Club to witness the phenomenal craft of vocalist Anita Wardell. She has been missing from London for the past four years while holding a teaching post in Adelaide, but now she has relinquished it and is is back here. Wardell’s Betty Carter celebration was a joy, and she has the skill and the jazz chops to do it. The room was packed with other singers, all seemingly awe-struck. And to anyone who comes out with the lazy trope that they don’t like scat singing, there is a simple answer: if there is any current singer who can change minds, it is Anita Wardell.”

Sebastian Scotney

Anita live in NYC

Next Event

Thursday, 30 May 2024

Scolt Head, Islington

Event postponed

 

Anita joins Peter Werth and crew at the Scolt Head for some swing standards and Bebop fun.