Imogen Ryall Quintet

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Last Show: Saturday 18 th February 2017

PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

Described by Jazz FM’s Sarah Ward as possessing “a very lovely voice indeed”, Imogen’s skillful improvising and her unique and heartfelt interpretations of the jazz standard repertoire have made her a popular performer with both audiences and musicians alike.

"I love Imogen's voice. She sings with heart and intelligence, sensuality and style; a natural musician."

Claire Martin OBE.

Imogen has been recording and performing with Mark Edwards' band Cloggz at venues including The Old Market, Brighton; the 606 Club and at Love Supreme, Cheltenham, Brighton and South Coast Jazz Festivals. They recently launched their debut album 'Sawdust and Spangles' which reached No. 5 in the ITunes Jazz chart. 

Singer and Radio 2 broadcaster, Clare Teal chose the Cloggz CD as her album of the year in an interview in The Independent on Sunday last year: ".....great song writing too. A Rain of Stars (by Edwards and Ryall) is a stand-out song". 

She performed at the South Coast Jazz Festival in 2016 with the Jack Kendon Quintet which included a song, "There Will Be Time" specially commissioned and co-written with Kendon. 

"The input of vocalist Imogen Ryall also brings a subtle power to the musical pallette" Kevin Le Gendre, BBC Radio 3

"..... their sprite set mixed originals with Carla Bley and Larry Goldings tunes that showcased Ryall’s quiet power and articulation. Her newly written lyrics and rapid scat based around the aforementioned pieces, particularly her loose, edgy wordplay on the Goldings improvisations, combined with guest Julian Nicholas’ sizzling tenor sax to agreeable effect". 

Jon Newey, JazzWise Magazine

Band Lineup

Imogen Ryall (vocals)

Julian Nicholas (saxes)

Tim Robertson (bass)

Dave Wickins (drums)

Liam Noble (piano)