With a voice that has been compared to the smoky, laid-back swing of Julie London or Peggy Lee, London-based singer Kate Daniels returned to the British jazz scene with her well-received album –Atmospherics, featuring some of the top names in British jazz; musicians with whom she performs regularly, around the country and abroad. She coined the term Jazz Noir to describe its mood - the dark glamour of Film Noir of the late 40’s.
“Kate’s smoky late-night voice delights audiences... She creates the intimate and engaging atmosphere of a storyteller, as she shines a light on the songs she sings..The result is a captivating show that is pure entertainment” Jazz NorthEast
Nils is a guitarist who barely needs introduction - he has been part of the mainspring of the British jazz scene for many years and has played worldwide from South Africa to Lapland with everyone from Bryan Ferry and Ralph McTell to Nigel Kennedy, YoYo Ma and Clare Teal. You will hear him featured on Bryan Ferry’s solo album As Time Goes By and a number of Clare Teal’s albums including Orsino Songs and The Road Less Travelled. Nils has played in venues as diverse as The Kremlin and the Royal Albert Hall. Don’t fail to catch him at the Artigiano.
A musician with a distinguished jazz heritage Alec is an award-winning jazz bassist and composer in his own right who, in addition to leading several groups of his own – World Spirit and Spanish Accents, has worked worldwide with an amazing list of artists including Van Morrison, Stephane Grappelli, Georgie Fame and The Dave Brubeck Quartet.