16 November 19:30 - 23:30
Joy Ellis is a pianist, singer and composer based in London. Since graduating from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama she 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. Over the past year, 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.
Accompanying Joy on her UK tour:
Award-winning musician Rob Luft has been described as one of the UK’s most prominent and talented young guitarists. Rob was the recipient of the 2016 Kenny Wheeler Jazz Prize and the 2nd Prize in the 2016 Montreux Jazz Guitar Competition.
Double bassist Henrik Jensen has performed all over the world from the Blue Note in Toyko to concert halls in Moscow as well as keeping a busy gig schedule in London.
A native of the USA, drummer Adam Osmianski has toured extensively around the USA, the UK and Asia.