- 9 Dec 2014 8:00 AM
Polly Gibbons is one of the most respected and talked about young singer/songwriters of her generation. Nominated for a BBC Jazz Award back in 2006 with no album release to her name, was clear indication of just how special a singer and performer Polly is.
Much esteemed by her contemporaries, Polly has built a reputation as being an original and gifted voice. With warm, rich, soulful vocals and an innate blues sensibility, Polly has been likened to many of the jazz and soul greats bringing her own storytelling and earnest depth alongside unique humour and fun to performances.
Having developed her craft over the past decade, Polly has performed at all the leading UK jazz clubs, international festivals and is a regular at Ronnie Scott’s performing with the All Stars. My Own Company, her debut UK jazz album with James Pearson, Musical Director of Ronnie Scott’s and pianist with the Ronnie Scott’s All Stars has just been released – long overdue, yet not before time, with Polly sounding more beautiful and rarer than ever.
“There’s a rare sense of joy in her voice, not to mention a depth of blues feeling” (Evening Standard) - “She swings hard and true.” ( The Sunday Times) - “I love her voice, really soulful. Can’t wait to hear more of Polly…” (Joss Stone) - “She’s got a great voice!” ( Van Morrison) - “A soulful young jazz vocalist destined to be a star!” ( Time Out) - “A truly exceptional, once in a generation talent, possessing a voice of such sizzling intensity and raw emotion you could fry an egg on it.” (Peter Quinn, Jazzwise)
Polly Gibbons will be accompanied by the Gábor Cseke Trio at the BJC: Gábor Cseke – piano, Tibor Csuhaj Barna – bass, György Jeszenszky - drums
Entry fee: 1400 forints
The BJC is in the 13th district at Hollán Ernő utca 7
There is no compulsion to eat or drink but there is a well stocked bar with also cocktails made to order at non-extortionate prices. For food you’ll have to resort to a staple diet of sandwiches, crisps and nuts.
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