Having toured Spain, Latin America and Australia in 2017/8, vocalist and composer, Nancy Ruth, and her Spanish band make their London debut at Crazy Coqs with Sangria Jam.
"Nancy Ruth, a powerful and talented singer, combines together jazz, flamenco and Latin rhythms in a natural way, creating a fresh genre that fits into all three idioms" - Scott Yanow, Los Angeles Jazz Scene
Ruth has an incredible story about how she moved to Spain from Canada, on her own with hardly any resources. Despite starting with nothing and knowing no one, she persisted and fully integrated into living as a Spaniard, learning the culture, and becoming completely fluent in Spanish. She wrote an album all about that experience called Sangria Jam.
As Ruth puts it, "Sangria Jam refers to the way my loves of jazz, flamenco, and latin rhythms come together, as well as my mixed European bloodline, which in part traces back here to Spain. I'm not trying to create a fusion, but rather freely reflect my experience and surroundings. Sin prisas, pero sin pausas… this recording has taken its own time and course, just like a typical day here in Spain, where for all the plans you may make, life leads you around unexpected corners. The idea is to ride the wave… enjoy the phrase, devour the moments, and notice the magic that catches you off guard".
Should you wish to enjoy dinner or a light bite to eat before or after your show, Brasserie Zédel is located just across the foyer from Crazy Coqs. To book a table, please call 020 7734 4888 or visit us online at www.brasseriezedel.com/reservations.