Eva Scholten with Latchepen

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Last Show: Saturday 23 rd February 2019

PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

Eva Scholten is a talented young jazz singer from Holland and she has spent the last 6 years touring with her vocal tribute to Django Reinhardt 'Eva sur Seine'. She is coming to the UK to collaborate with one of Londons most in demand Django inspired jazz bands Latchepen - formed of Matt Holborn (violin), Kourosh Kanani (guitar), Jeremie Coullon (guitar) and Simon Read (bass) - expect a thrilling afternoon concert of swing, jazz manouche and bebop. This is the only stop on their UK tour and is not to be missed!

"The compositions are intelligent, the standards are well executed and the performances are flawless."

London Jazz News

Talented jazz singer Eva Scholten (’86) completed her studies at the Jazz departement of the Amsterdam Conservatory in 2010. With her phenomenal timing and improvisations in the tradition of Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughn she provides her very own counterpoint to the musicians around her.

As a singer and arranger in vocal group ‘YesSister,JazzSister’ who released their second album ‘Crazy People’ in 2014, she’s been playing all the main Jazzfestivals in the Netherlands. This october she will sing with Hot Club the Piracicaba at the biggest gypsyjazz festival in Brasil; `Festival the Jazz Manouche de Piracicaba’.

Gypsyjazz formation Eva sur Seine, consisting of Eva Scholten & the Thomas Baggerman trio, performed at Europe’s greatest Django Reinhardt stages: Django Reinhardt Memorial Festival Augsburg (DE), Django in Liberchies (BE), Django Reinhardt festival Samois (FR). With the release of their second EP: Singin’ Django, full of Django Reinhardt compositions with fresh arrangements and self-written lyrics, they conquered a spot on the main stage of the Django Reinhardt festival in Samois sur Seine 2016!

Her latest adventure is a promising collaboration with the Norwegian band Jazzbanditt who invited her to sing on the Django Festivalen Oslo in 2015. The concert filled with a beautiful combination of gypsyjazz and Norwegian folk music was such a succes that they immediately decided to recorded their first album that will be released in Amsterdam October 2016.