Anita Wardell & Dave McEvoy: ‘Stars’

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90 Minutes
  • Show Description
  • Join BBC Jazz Award Winner Anita Wardell and Australian Jazz Pianist Dave McEvoy performing their new album “Stars”
    “Stars” is set to be released in the EU on the 29th April 2023 with a performance at the amazing Birdland Club in Hamburg, Germany. Stars features some beautiful re-worked jazz standards and some originals including a dedication to the late, great British jazz singer Tina May.

    Having known and performed with each for many years, Wardell and McEvoy decided in May 2022, to record a duo album exploring love and loss; the vulnerability of human experience; and the vast expanse of sky that can at once liberate you or bring you undone.

    “A connection with our respective authentic selves, our vulnerable selves, was something we both wanted so, we set about describing to each other, what the lyrics and the melodies represented to us. After ruminating for some time on the colour of the harmony and how it would enhance each song, and the way we heard it, we worked on reharmonising the chords, marrying it all together “

    The Recording then took place on May 10/11/2022 at Wizard Tone Studios in Adelaide Australia with the talented engineer Jarrad Payne who totally captured the essence of this set of songs.

    Anita Wardell, recipient of the prestigious BBC Jazz Award, was once described by Mark Murphy as ‘a gift’.

    Lauren Henderson (2020 winner of the National Jazz Awards) writes, ‘Anita Wardell is my hero; a world-class storyteller and improviser. Dave McEvoy embodies everything I believe jazz to be—honesty, heart, and playfulness—all the while maintaining impeccable technical command of the instrument. Don’t miss your chance to see two of the greatest living jazz musicians do their thing. It will change you.’

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