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When Kitty sings, music stops to listen
Stylish London singer Kitty La Roar debuts her new trio at Soho Jazz Festival, singing, scatting and free-styling at the drums. The band will be showcasing original compositions from the album Valentine’s Eve, as well as original lyrics to the music of Monk, Ellington, Strayhorn and Sonny Rollins.
Originally inspired by Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan, Kitty La Roar’s unique talents are not just as silky voiced songstress, scat-singer and drummer. She has an spellbinding ability to freestyle lyrics to melody on the spot, telling stories that are not only relevant to the song she is singing, but often weaving in references to life, love, nature, politics, current events, and even to people in the audience. The trio performs highly original songs by Kitty and her pianist Nick Shankland and although the genre is clearly jazz, this unpredictable and eclectic music entrances and engages the audience.
The legendary jazz clubs of Soho are coming together to present the capital’s first Soho.Live Jazz Week. Over 15 venues will showcase more than 250 artists across 45 ticketed shows.