EFG London Jazz Festival 2019

Carmen Souza

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PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

Carmen Souza celebrates the life and music of emblematic pianist Horace Silver in her new album ‘The Silver Messengers’. After critically acclaimed versions of 'Song for my father' or 'Cape Verdean Blues', in her previous CDs, she channels the common African heritage to shed a new light on Silver’s repertoire. Carmen Souza, celebrated World Jazz award-winning singer-songwriter, is releasing her new album ‘The Silver Messengers’ - A Tribute to Horace Silver - at PizzaExpress for the EFG London Jazz Festival 2019. Often called the Cape-Verdean Ella Fitzgerald, Souza is a reference in the Cape-Verdean music and a female pioneer writing, recording and performing her own successful formula of World Jazz, all over the globe. Her charisma and earthy virtuoso vocal technique have permitted her to operate far beyond the limits of World Music, Jazz, and singer-songwriter, all genres in which she moves with ease and grace. 

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Carmen Souza award-winning singer-songwriter and instrumentalist is a reference in the Cape-Verdean music and a female pioneer creating a new body of timeless Creole Jazz that undoubtedly will inspire future generations. With a critically acclaimed solid career, in both the World Music and Jazz scenes, spanning over more than a decade, several tours around the world and 8 CD, Souza, together with her long time musical partner, Theo Pascal, have managed to imprint ethnicity to Jazz in their signature 'World Jazz' and get it closer to its African roots. Souza´s charisma and earthy virtuoso vocal technique have permitted her to operate far beyond the limits of World Music, Jazz, and singer-songwriter, all genres in which she moves with ease and grace.

The new cd 'The Silver Messengers', to be released Worldwide Oct 25th 2019, by Galileo Music, is a tribute to Horace Silver, someone who has been credited, more than once, as a big influence in Souza´s career. Silver left us 5 years ago and Souza´s connection to the emblematic and pioneer hard bop pianist go beyond just the artistic identification. 

Band Lineup

Carmen Souza (guitar, piano, vocals)

Theo Pascal (bass and double bass)

Elias Kacomanolis (drums)

Benjamin Burrell (piano)