Wednesday 30th September 2020
7:00pm - 11:00pm
Top young London-based jazz vocalist performs a selection of jazz standards, vocalese and Brazilian music to be featured on her forthcoming album. The superb line-up for this show comprises IRENE SERRA vocals, ANDREW McCORMACK piano, AMY BALDWIN bass & WINSTON CLIFFORD drums.
Born in Milan,Italy Irene moved to Denmark at the age of 3. From a very young age she developed her love for singing whilst performing in choirs, musicals and churches.
After moving back to Milan, she started studying Jazz at the age of 16 with the renowned Italian Jazz singer Tiziana Ghiglioni at the Academy of Music in Milan
She moved to London in 1999 to continue her music studies at the University Of Surrey and then Goldsmiths College. She went on to complete a MMus (Jazz Studies) at the Guildhall School Of Music and Drama.
She has performed various styles of music ranging from jazz, blues, bossanova, gospel and soul in venues in and around London such as the Barbican Centre, Ronnie Scotts, Pizza Express Jazz Club in Dean Street, the Union Chapel in Islington, the Hackney Empire, The 606 Jazz Club, The Spice Of Life, The Forge Venue and the Djanogly Pitch at the National Theatre.
She was one of the semi-finalists in The Brussels International Young Jazz Singer in 2008 and was the only European finalist in the Shure Jazz Voice Competition at the Montreux Jazz Festival in 2009.
Irene has also worked as a session singer and vocalist in Ibiza, Italy, France, Belgium, Switzerland and the UK.
“…Serra’s voice is graceful and sensual, an occasional added vibrato giving it a hint of the chanteuse. The sound is beautiful but melancholy, a match for her lyrics.”
PLEASE NOTE: The Spice of Life has been working hard and has provided extra staff to meet the government requirements (social distancing and table service) to ensure a safe environment for our audience. We have been advised to recommend a minimum spend of £10/£15 (2 pints of beer or a main meal) from each audience member to make it viable for the artists and the Spice of Life pub.
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