Gig Diary

05.08.2020

Jazz at The Lescar

  • Sheffield
  • £8/£5
  • Doors 8:15pm Music 8:45pm

AURORA

Winner of Parliamentary Jazz Awards Jazz Vocalist Of The Year 2019

Vocalist and songwriter Zoë Gilby has teamed up with jazz trumpet/flugelhorn player Noel Dennis, double bassist Andy Champion, guitarist Mark Williams and drummer Russ Morgan for this exciting new project. “Aurora” Inspired by the compositions of Noel’s trumpet and flugelhorn hero, Tom Harrell. This melodic, sharply conceived music has been augmented with lyrical interpretations written by Zoë. Illustrating further Harrell’s intricate ideas and serene delivery. Tom Harrell is widely recognized as one of the most creative and dynamic jazz instrumentalists and composers of our time with a career spanning nearly 50 years. The innovative unparalleled harmonic and rhythmic sophistication within Tom Harrell’s writing will be performed and lyrically heightened by this stellar line up.

www.jazzatthelescar.com/

13.08.2020

Ilkley Jazz Festival

  • Quinta
  • TBS
  • 7pm

ZOE GILBY ANDY CHAMPION VOICE AND DOUBLE BASS DUO

Winner of Parliamentary Jazz Awards Jazz Vocalist Of The Year 2019
Zoë has teamed up with her husband, the innovative and powerful double bassist Andy Champion for a voice and double bass duo. This exceptional pairing create an electrifying soundscape in this beautifully integrated music. Breathing fresh life into the familiar as well as heading off to the unchartered. The well-honed duo know each other by heart. Their approach is bold, hypnotic and mesmerizing. Interacting and infiltrating one another’s sound. Removing the boundaries, exploring space and time with just voice and double bass. Inspired by the legendary Sheila Jordan, this exciting project has been taking audiences by storm throughout the UK and Europe and highlights her ingenuity in interpreting a lyric.

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20.08.2020

Chesterfield Jazz Club

  • Chesterfield
  • £10
  • 7:30pm

Guest vocals with the outstanding house trio featuring Wendy Kirkland – Piano & Pat Sprakes – Bass.
Chesterfield Jazz Club Since 2012, we have been bringing the best of the UK’s players to Chesterfield, and promoting and supporting up and coming artists UK-wide.

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29.08.2020

Congleton

  • Congleton Jazz and Blues Festival
  • TBA
  • TBA

ZOE GILBY ANDY CHAMPION VOICE AND DOUBLE BASS DUO

Zoë has teamed up with her husband, the innovative and powerful double bassist Andy Champion for a voice and double bass duo. This exceptional pairing create an electrifying soundscape in this beautifully integrated music. Breathing fresh life into the familiar as well as heading off to the unchartered. The well-honed duo know each other by heart. Their approach is bold, hypnotic and mesmerizing. Interacting and infiltrating one another’s sound. Removing the boundaries, exploring space and time with just voice and double bass. Inspired by the legendary Sheila Jordan, this exciting project has been taking audiences by storm throughout the UK and Europe and highlights her ingenuity in interpreting a lyric.

“the instinctive interplay between the two performers and the opportunity it gives Zoe Gilby to display her vocal improvisational skills and subtle lyrical interpretations of well-chosen songs and Andy Champion to foreground all the possibilities of his double bass.”

www.congletonjazzandblues.co.uk

25.09.2020

Durham

  • Gala Theatre
  • £6
  • 1pm-2pm

ZOE GILBY QUARTET 

Winner of Parliamentary Jazz Awards Jazz Vocalist Of The Year 2019

Zoë Gilby is a vocalist and songwriter, making a stunning impression on the music scene today. Her compelling original compositions are written with double bassist husband Andy Champion. A powerful collection of songs with a strong narrative. Supported by guitarist Mark Williams and drummer Richard Brown they deliver a commanding mix of musical sophistication and dramatic edge. An engaging repertoire of story telling and atmosphere, her stockpile of music also includes an adventurous blend of contemporary composers from Kate Bush to Pink Floyd and the sensitive treatment of jazz standards, completes this particular “story-book” Touring the UK and internationally, she continues to perform at prominent jazz festivals and venues.

 

www.galadurham.co.uk/

26.09.2020

Scarborough Jazz Festival

  • Scarborough Spa
  • TBA
  • 8:45pm-10pm

AURORA

Winner of Parliamentary Jazz Awards Jazz Vocalist Of The Year 2019

Vocalist and songwriter Zoë Gilby has teamed up with jazz trumpet/flugelhorn player Noel Dennis, double bassist Andy Champion, guitarist Mark Williams and drummer Russ Morgan for this exciting new project. “Aurora” Inspired by the compositions of Noel’s trumpet and flugelhorn hero, Tom Harrell. This melodic, sharply conceived music has been augmented with lyrical interpretations written by Zoë. Illustrating further Harrell’s intricate ideas and serene delivery. Tom Harrell is widely recognized as one of the most creative and dynamic jazz instrumentalists and composers of our time with a career spanning nearly 50 years. The innovative unparalleled harmonic and rhythmic sophistication within Tom Harrell’s writing will be performed and lyrically heightened by this stellar line up.

www.scarboroughspa.co.uk/event/scarborough-jazz-festival-2020

14.10.2020

Porthcawl

  • The Grand Pavilion - Jazz at The Stage Door
  • £8.00 (£8.50)
  • 8pm

ZOE GILBY TRIO

Winner of Parliamentary Jazz Awards Jazz Vocalist Of The Year 2019

Zoë Gilby is a vocalist and songwriter, making a stunning impression on the music scene today. Her compelling original compositions are written with double bassist husband Andy Champion. A powerful collection of songs with a strong narrative. Supported by guitarist Mark Williams and drummer Richard Brown they deliver a commanding mix of musical sophistication and dramatic edge. An engaging repertoire of story telling and atmosphere, her stockpile of music also includes an adventurous blend of contemporary composers from Kate Bush to Pink Floyd and the sensitive treatment of jazz standards, completes this particular “story-book” Touring the UK and internationally, she continues to perform at prominent jazz festivals and venues.

www.grandpavilion.co.uk/

15.10.2020

Abergavenny

  • Wall-2-Wall Jazz Festival
  • Festival Dinner
  • TBA

ZOE GILBY TRIO

Winner of Parliamentary Jazz Awards Jazz Vocalist Of The Year 2019

Zoë Gilby is a vocalist and songwriter, making a stunning impression on the music scene today. Her compelling original compositions are written with double bassist husband Andy Champion. A powerful collection of songs with a strong narrative. Supported by guitarist Mark Williams and drummer Richard Brown they deliver a commanding mix of musical sophistication and dramatic edge. An engaging repertoire of story telling and atmosphere, her stockpile of music also includes an adventurous blend of contemporary composers from Kate Bush to Pink Floyd and the sensitive treatment of jazz standards, completes this particular “story-book” Touring the UK and internationally, she continues to perform at prominent jazz festivals and venues.

blackmountainjazz.co.uk/wall2wall-jazz-festival/

22.11.2020

Bury St Edmunds

  • Songbook Sunday’s
  • £11.50
  • 11:30am

Guest Vocals with Chris Ingham Trio. Songbook Sundays take place in the regal setting of the Ballroom of the Athenaeum. “Winner of the All Party Parliamentary Jazz Vocalist of the year 2019 Zoe Gilby will be performing The Great American Songbook and beyond. From composers such as Cole PorterThelonious Monk and Duke Ellington. Inspired by the legendary greats – Peggy LeeCarmen McRae and Bille Holiday. With some of Zoe’s original compositions added into the blend with a sensitive and captivating mix of story telling and atmosphere.”

 

www.theapex.co.uk/

02.12.2020

Kidderminster

  • Kidderminster Jazz Club
  • £10-£8
  • 7:30pm

ZOE GILBY TRIO

Winner of Parliamentary Jazz Awards Jazz Vocalist Of The Year 2019

Zoë Gilby is a vocalist and songwriter, making a stunning impression on the music scene today. Her compelling original compositions are written with double bassist husband Andy Champion. A powerful collection of songs with a strong narrative. Supported by guitarist Mark Williams, they deliver a commanding mix of musical sophistication and dramatic edge. An engaging repertoire of story telling and atmosphere, her stockpile of music also includes an adventurous blend of contemporary composers from Kate Bush to Pink Floyd and the sensitive treatment of jazz standards, completes this particular “story-book” Touring the UK and internationally, she continues to perform at prominent jazz festivals and venues.

 

www.kidderminsterjazzclub.co.uk/