‘The Story of Billie Holiday: Performed by Black Voices Quintet’

Friday 22nd June 2018, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM @ The Blues Kitchen, 40 Acre Lane, London SW2 5SP

Join us as Black Voices Quintet celebrate one of the pioneers of popular jazz & blues.

Spanning nearly three decades, Billie Holiday’s impression on popular jazz, blues, swing & R ‘n’ B is unrivalled. Famous for her unique phrasing and tempo, she learnt her trade in the jazz clubs of Harlem in the early 1930’s.

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Her talents were realised with songs ‘Easy Living’ & ‘What a Little Moonlight Can Do’, which are now recognised as jazz standards. Her success continued in to the 1950’s but slowly deteriorated as she struggled with addiction and a string of abusive relationships.

Nonetheless, her legacy has lived on in the minds and hearts of jazz fans worldwide, and UK ensemble Black Voices Quintet count Holiday among their most significant influences. Drawing inspiration from the black oral tradition, an early music form that is based on the ancient folklore and story telling of Africa, the quintet will be celebrating the lady in satin.

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