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April 23, 2023

Dubbed “UK’s queen of jazz-fusion”, critically acclaimed vocalist, spoken word artist, songwriter Emily Saunders takes any stage by storm (“Absolutely Brilliant” Jamie Cullum BBC Radio2), leading her exceptional band of stellar musicians.

Presenting her most powerful work to date – new music release Mashup – part of her forthcoming album Moon Shifts Oceans, Emily balances virtuosity and adventurous musicianship of the highest order, with a catchy pop sensibility that sees her voice dance around infectious tunes that worm their way into your brain and stay there.

As a socially conscious wordsmith and supremely talented songwriter, many of Emily’s songs reflect on society, the fragility of people and the strength of connectivity, oozing hazy sunshiny days and hot sultry nights. Her heady mix of Latin-infused hip swaying grooves, with driving basslines, infectious melodies, and edges of drum ‘n’ bass, pronounce Saunders as “one for the jazz dance clubs” (Gilles Peterson, BBC 6Music).

Emily’s music has achieved Top 10 in international iTunes and Amazon charts in the UK, USA, Germany, France and Indonesia, receiving multiple 4 star reviews including: Evening Standard, Guardian, Independent, and Daily Telegraph. Her music has received plays on BBC Radio1, 2, 3, 4, 6, Jazz FM as well as national stations around the world, in the US, Japan, Australia, Spain, Denmark, Germany, Sweden, Italy, Abu Dhabi, México, Uruguay, South Korea and South Africa.

★★★★ The Independent ★★★★ The Guardian
★★★★ The Arts Desk ★★★★ Jazzwise
★★★★ “Next big thing” Evening Standard
“Absolutely brilliant” – Jamie Cullum, BBC Radio 2
“One for the jazz dance clubs” Gilles Peterson, BBC 6 Music
“Musicality, poise and ingenuity. Saunders is the real deal” The Guardian
“The outrageously good Emily Saunders. An extraordinary talent” JazzFM

Emily Saunders – Voice and Keys, Byron Wallen – Trumpet, Chris Jerome – Keys, Synths, Paul Michael– Bass, Mike Horne- Drums


Tickets £15 / £13 Concessions
Doors open 7.00pm, starts 7.30pm


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Sun, April 23, 2023
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


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