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Fliss Gorst Quintet ft. Lauren Bush

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Door: 8.30pm
Show: 9.30pm
Room: The Jazz Club
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£18 On the Door
Online Tickets from £12

Only Bar food will be served in the Jazz Club.

To dine from the á la carte menu before the show
Please call 020 7582 6800 or Book Online
Please allow 60-90 minutes for dinner reservations.


TYPE OF EVENT : Jazz / Swing


”A dazzling London based swing band."


The band are led by saxophonist Fliss Gorst and consist of a stellar line up of London's finest musicians performing authentic swing, original tunes, and new takes on old classics.

This evening's gig features Canadian jazz vocalist Lauren Bush. Fliss and Lauren have been working together on and off for six years, performing regularly at Fliss' monthly residency at Poppies in Camden since 2013. They've collaborated on shows at festivals & theatres across the UK as well as London venues such as Ronnie Scott’s & The Spice Of Life. Their separate debut album launches (Lauren Bush ‘All My Treasures’ / The Fliss Gorst Band ‘The Place For Me’) both sold out Pizza Express Jazz Club in Soho. ‘All My Treasures’ gained critical acclaim and ‘The Place For Me’ reached number 6 in the jazz album charts. Lauren and Fliss are always excited to have the opportunity to work together, performing traditional swing repertoire, classic American songbook tunes & original arrangements and compositions.

"Fliss and Lauren are joyously talented and hugely entertaining with a delicious sense of fun."
Julie Sheppard, Director of Jazz Jurassica

"Lauren sings with poise, swing, impeccable time and is the best export from Canada since Diana Krall, Joni Mitchell and pure mountain air."
Ian Shaw, BBC Award


Lauren Bush – Vocals
Fliss Gorst – Tenor Sax
Bill Mudge – Piano
Mark Rose – Double Bass
Jason Reeve – Drums

ABOUT LAUREN BUSH

Traveling extensively around North America, Lauren has had some amazing opportunities to perform. Early in her career she was lucky enough to sing with the opening band for Maynard Ferguson. She has performed at the Victoria International Jazz Festival, the London Jazz Festival, Royal Albert Hall and the famous Pizza Express Dean Street in London. Lauren was a top 20 finalist in the Riga Jazz Stage Competition in Riga, Latvia in 2014 and was a Top 5 Finalist in the Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition in 2016, travelling to New Jersey to compete with the other 4 finalists where she performed for Shiela Jordan, Dianne Reeves and Christian McBride among others.

Lauren is a resident singer of the Fliss Gorst Band - an originals win band that tours around the UK. She sings on their debut album called The Place for Me that came out in 2018. While starting to build a reputation for herself in the UK, Lauren has also built ties in other parts of Europe. She has a regular partnership with "La JazzLife Associazione" in northern Italy where she travels regularly to sing with her Italian quartet, performing with some of Italy's best musicians.



ABOUT FLISS GORST

Devon born musician Fliss Gorst graduated from Birmingham Conservatoire in 2007. After performing on cruise ships Fliss moved to London in 2011 and has since become a regular on the city’s music scene. She enjoys success as a saxophonist, band leader, composer, arranger and teacher. Fliss leads her own band, popular swing outfit 'The Fliss Gorst Band'. The band's debut album 'The Place For Me' reached number 6 in the iTunes jazz chart in March 2018 alongside a sell out launch at Pizza Express Jazz Club, Dean Street. FGB have held a residency at Poppies of Camden since 2013 and have performed on the main stage at Ronnie Scott’s as well as countless other venues across the country. In 2013 Fliss scored the show ‘Celebrating Bond’ featuring James Bond themes from past and present. The show’s debut performance sold out The Hippodrome Casino, Leicester Square and continues to tour.

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