Kim Cypher 'For Mum' With Special guest Ray Gelato

Charity Concert

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Last Show: Monday 2 nd March 2020

PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

Leading UK saxophonist, vocalist and composer Kim Cypher presents a special charity concert ‘For Mum’ raising money for The Brain Tumour Charity ( PizzaExpress Live Soho is delighted to welcome Kim and her band of top-class musicians back for a special evening of celebration, great music, good company and Kim’s usual energetic and captivating stage performance together with special guest, Jazz Giant Ray Gelato on saxophone and vocals! Expect a varied mix of jazzy favourites, funky sax, original album tracks and quirky takes on well-known classics, all paying tribute to the most important lady in her life, her dear Mum. On what will be the 20th anniversary of losing her Mum, Kim together with her team of other devoted daughters including Hayley Costa and Alex Thrussell (daughter of the late SUN fitness expert Nicki Waterman) would love you to join them for this special celebration of their beautiful Mum’s, all of whom were taken far too young by brain cancer. Proceeds from ticket sales and donations raising money for The Brain Tumour Charity…”A cure can’t wait!”.

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“Hats off to a true heart and soul performer.”

Pee Wee Ellis

Currently creating quite a stir on the jazz scene, emerging as one of the UK’s most exciting saxophonists, vocalists and composers, Kim is touring the UK at present with her 2nd album ‘Love Kim x’ released in May 2019 and gaining rave reviews as a ‘breath of fresh air’ with a ‘feel-good’ vibe and wide ranging appeal.

Inspired by the funkier side of jazz and having studied alongside US saxophonist Pee Wee Ellis and internationally acclaimed jazz saxophonist Andy Sheppard, Kim’s style of performance is best described as ‘funky saxophonist meets 1940′s jazz singer’.  Kim performs an eclectic mix of music spanning many genres with a quirky, jazzy twist together with her own original material, all packaged up in a captivating performance and warm stage presence.

“Kim Cypher is a vibrant saxophonist, a fine singer and has an exuberant stage presence.”  Paul Kelly - Stompin’ On The Quomps Festival

Kim has performed in the UK and New York alongside some of the finest jazz musicians including David Newton (14 times winner of best pianist in The British Jazz Awards), Pee Wee Ellis (saxophonist and musical director with James Brown and Van Morrison), Clive Morton (long time sideman to Frank Sinatra and Jamie Cullum’s ex-tutor), Liane Carroll, Andy Sheppard, and US guitarist B.D. Lenz to name just a few.

“Exciting Stuff!” Clare Teal – BBC Radio 2

“Kim Cypher shows how it’s done at PizzaExpress with a killer band. A sold-out audience rewarded with a standing ovation. Great night!” Danielle White – Raestar Promotions UK

Sepecial guest Ray Gelato is a world class musician and entertainer. His acclaimed band The Giants have been a favourite at the world-famous Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club in London, holding down a 16 year residency over the Christmas period. Ray has performed for the likes of Sir Paul McCartney, HM The Queen, supported Robbie Williams at The Royal Albert Hall, has released 10 albums and continues to work at sold-out venues all over the world. Both Kim and Ray are very excited about bringing their music and entertainment together for this unique charity concert.

Band Lineup

Chris Cobbson (guitar)

Anders Olinder (organ / piano)

Mike Green (double bass)

Mike Cypher (drums)

Special Guest Ray Gelato (sax & vocals)