Joy Ellis 'Life On Land'

Album Launch

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Last Show: Sunday 5 th November 2017

PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

Joy Ellis is a jazz pianist, singer and composer based in London. Over the past couple of years, Joy has been working on an original album entitled 'Life On Land'. The album reflects her passion for jazz and improvisation, her love of groove and dance music, her classical roots as a pianist and the soulful, poetic aspects of being a singer-songwriter. This is Joy’s debut album release as a bandleader and will feature some of the UK’s finest young jazz musicians. The launch will also be supported by a tour of the UK throughout the Autumn.

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Since graduating from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama Joy has toured all over the world playing jazz. Past gig highlights include Ronnie Scott’s and the Barbican Pit Theatre in London, the London Jazz Festival, the Cork Jazz Festival and No Black Tie Jazz Club in Kuala Lumpur. She was recently selected as one of fourteen emerging artists to work with Mercury-nominated singer ESKA on a composition residency in Manchester.

Band Lineup

Joy Ellis (piano & voice)

Billy Adamson (guitar)

Gene Taylor (double bass)

Adam Osmianski (drums)

Special guests: 

Rachael Cohen (saxophone) 

James Copus (flugelhorn)