An Evening of Gospel and Jazz
Friday, 5 March 2010
Venue: Battersea Arts Centre, London, SW11 5TN
An evening of gospel and jazz music performed by two highly renowned and accomplished artists from Philadelphia. Together they will present a varied programme that will reflect the range of music and wealth of musical expression in both gospel and jazz music. Ruth Naomi Floyd has released several recordings (as a vocalist and composer) that have received high acclaim both in the USA and internationally. Aaron Graves works extensively as a pianist in the USA and internationally as well. He is also a composer and producer and has conducted on Broadway. Liam Goligher, Senior Pastor of Duke Street Church, Richmond will also give a talk on The Message behind the Music.
“The control, phrasing and inflections of her creamy mezzo-soprano voice make Ms. Floyd one of the most compelling singers of the day, regardless of idiom.”
- Doug Ramsay
“Pianist Aaron Graves is.... the perfect accompanist and a powerful soloist.”
- John L Walters, The Guardian