Jazz Divas 2020

Polly Gibbons – The Music of Ray Charles & Nina Simone

- with James Pearson – piano

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Last Show: Friday 6 th March 2020

The Pheasantry (Chelsea)

Polly Gibbons is a major presence on the UK Jazz scene, having been nominated twice as 'Best Jazz Vocalist' by JAZZ FM and the BBC. She embraces the inspiring expansiveness of American Jazz, Blues, Soul and R&B. Her repertoire and the style with which she performs it, have led her to appear at the Royal Albert Hall, opening with George Benson and Gladys Knight and at the legendary Birdland Jazz Club and Ronnie Scott’s. Her music and her voice have a broad appeal to music lovers - and her ongoing touring over the last few years in the USA has garnered her many new fans. No better artist to launch our 2020 series and with the remarkable James Pearson – music director of Ronnie Scott’s, at the piano - a night not to be missed!'

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“Polly Gibbons is unmistakably a class act, getting classier fast.”

The Guardian

"A truly exceptional, once in a generation talent, possessing a voice of such sizzling intensity and raw emotion you could fry an egg on it." - Peter Quinn (Jazzwise)

"They don't come along very often, but this one's a star." - Johnny Mandel

"I love her voice, really soulful. Can't wait to hear more of Polly ... " - Joss Stone