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Karen Lane (UK)
Sunday 16 December 6.00pm
Originally from Perth Australia, Lane has been resident in London for 18 years and self-produced 6 albums to critical acclaim. Arriving in London in 2000, she focused her energies on jazz and established herself as a respected recording artist. Her debut album “Once In A Lifetime” (2002) garnered the attention and positive reviews of the International jazz press and radio play in the UK, Japan, USA and Canada.
Described as: “Sensually funky and soulful.” by John Fordham in JAZZ UK – when Karen first hit the UK Scene she was quickly recognised by Michael Parkinson, as the real deal – regularly being featured on his BBC Radio and Jazz FM.
Musician Magazine: “I know of no one else who sings with what I can only describe as her demure abandon. It’s wholehearted but at the same time restrained, precisely phrased but not over studied, a fine and distinctive singer.“
She has a love of Brazilian music and in 2004 released a Bossa Nova styled album “Taste” including standards and originals, which was described as: “So laid back that to listen to it, you risk slipping a disc – delightful. Perfect for those balmy summer evenings – a genuinely heartfelt homage to the profound allure of bossa nova.” JAZZWISE
This year she released her 6th Album PASSARIM – a celebration of Brazilian composers at The Sunset Club in Paris and supported Brazilian LegendDeodato – at Ronnie Scotts. Career highlights have included International Jazz festivals, regular slots at Pizza Express Jazz Club, Soho and selling out the main room at Ronnie Scotts Jazz Club in London. Karen has been delighted to find herself singing in places she’d never imagined she would visit: including Sicily, Portofino, Nice, Monte Carlo, Evian, Berlin, Cape Town and Bucharest. For the Ellington she will be accompanied by Perth player Harry Mitchell and Pete Jeavons with Italian drummer Andrea Trillô and special guest, her daughter Saskia Horton.
Karen Lane – Vocals
Harry Mitchell – Piano
Pete Jeavons – Bass
Andrea Trillô (Italy) – Drums
Saskia Horton (UK) – Violin