For the joy of Jazz
Polly Gibbons was nominated for a BBC Jazz Award back in 2006 with no album release to her name.With warm, soulful vocals and an innate blues sensibility, Polly has performed at all the leading UK jazz clubs, international festivals and is a regular at Ronnie Scott’s, performing with the All Stars. ‘My Own Company’, her debut UK jazz album with James Pearson, was released to critical acclaim in August 2014 – featuring Midnight Prayer, which won the Indie International Song Writing Competition 2014. After signing to Resonance Records in 2014, she recorded the album ‘Many Faces Of Love’ in Los Angeles with founder and producer George Klabin.
James Pearson is a composer, arranger, conductor and one of the world’s finest pianists. He has performed all over the world and featured with many of the UK’s leading orchestras, most recently as soloist with the Halle Orchestra at Bridgewater Hall, for a sell–out evening celebrating 100 Years of Jazz. James has shared the stage with Sir Tom Jones, Rufus Wainwright, Petula Clarke, Gregory Porter, Dame Cleo Laine, Dame Vera Lynn, , Wynton Marsalis, Sir Paul McCartney, Joss Stone, Emma Johnson, Sam ‘Soul Man’ Moore, Jamie Cullum, Robbie Williams, and the BBC Concert Orchestra and Big Band. James is also Artistic Director of Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club.
Tim Boniface is a multi–instrumental jazz musician and composer, and a priest and theologian in the Church of England. Playing his joyfully energetic, hard–swinging and melodic style primarily on saxophones, piano and flugelhorn, Tim fronts his own ensembles playing standards and original material. Recent live and studio collaborations include Beth Rowley, Scott Hamilton, Andy Cooper and Australian harp and vocal sensation, Tara Minton. Tim also works regularly for TV and film music companies. Tim’s most recent compositional project, The Eight Words—a suite on the eight words of Jesus in John’s passion—was premiered at the St Pauls ArtsFest in 2016. The subsequently released CD is highly regarded as a recording of musical originality and depth with an arresting devotional edge.
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