Cool London jazz vocalist with a sweet swinging sound.
"Honeyed in sound, subtle in timing and pitch, shrewd in weighting the music with meaning." The Guardian
Over the past few years singer Sarah Moule has established a rapidly growing reputation as one of Britain’s most exciting new jazz talents. Her highly acclaimed debut CD “It’s A Nice Thought” (AKD 192), released in 2002, showed that in lyricist Fran Landesman and composer Simon Wallace (“one of the finest songwriting partnerships alive” The Observer) she has found a source of contemporary songs which are melodic...
Born in St. Louis, Missouri, January 8th, 1960, to a mother who loved music and a father who played the piano as a hobby, Dave started playing drums around the age of 8. During his high school years he received many awards from the NAJE (National Association of Jazz Educators) for his outstanding performances in his high school's competition winning jazz band, and was involved with numerous local groups from a very early age while studying with St.
Benny Goodman, born Benjamin David Goodman, (May 30, 1909 – June 13, 1986) was an American jazz musician, known as King of Swing, Patriarch of the Clarinet, The Professor, and Swing's Senior Statesman. Goodman was regarded by some as a demanding taskmaster, by others an arrogant and eccentric martinet. Many musicians spoke of The Ray, Goodman's trademark glare that he bestowed on a musician who failed to perform to his demanding standards.
“A gifted and versatile drummer, at home in any context”
(Rough Guide to Jazz) Pete Cater was born with a drumstick in each hand. His father was a drummer, and his grandfather a saxophonist and bandleader. Pete’s precocious rhythmic awareness was apparent from the outset. Movie footage exists of him hand drumming aged barely 12 months and the innate talent cannot be missed. His musical tastes matured similarly early, and courtesy of his Dad’s record collection he was, by age 5, already a devotee of Joe Morello, Buddy Rich and Louie Bellson.
Born February 6, 1950, Natalie Cole is the daughter of celebrated crooner Nat King Cole, she was exposed to the greats of jazz, soul and blues at an early age and began performing at the age of 11. Her debut album in 1975, Inseparable, won her immediate praise, with the smash single This Will Be (An Everlasting Love) (#1 R&B, #6 Pop) winning her a Grammy for Best R&B Vocal Performance, Female, a category that had been monopolized by Aretha Franklin. She also was named the Grammys' Best New Artist of 1975. She attended the Northfield Mount Hermon School in Northfield, MA.
Marcella Puppini is Italian, and also speaks English and French. She created The Puppini Sisters together with Kate Mullins, Stephanie O'Brien and a versatile band in 2004. The three women met while studying music at Trinity College London, and have created a unique blend of a capella with superbly blended harmonies, jazz and swing. Their two albums to date ('Betcha Bottom Dollar' and 'The Rise and Fall of Ruby Woo') have met with acclaim from fans and critics alike.
Franklin Wayne Emmanuel Sinatra (born January 10, 1944), professionally known as Frank Sinatra, Jr., is an American singer, songwriter and conductor. Frank Jr. is the son of famed musician and actor Frank Sinatra (born "Francis") and Nancy Barbato, his first wife. He is the younger brother of singer and actress Nancy Sinatra, and the older brother of television producer Tina Sinatra. In 1963, at the age of 19, Sinatra was kidnapped and released two days later after payment of a ransom.