Florence Joelle Gypsy Jazz Quartet
Latin and classic jazz, vintage and contemporary blues all under one roof
Paris-born, Florence Joelle is a blues and jazz singer, songwriter, harmonica player, and recording artist based in London, where she is a favourite performer across the city. With her first two albums, Kiss Of Fire and Stealing Flowers, she has created a musical subgenre all of her own. It's a Franco-Anglo polychromatic potpourri of Latin and classic jazz, vintage and contemporary blues, gypsy folk, fifties R&B rock 'n' roll and Parisian torch song. Pull up a chair – no, that one in the corner. Pour yourself a glass of the good stuff, then press play. From its opening notes and tender, nicotine-and-whisky vocals, Florence Joelle's beautiful new album, Life Is Beautiful If You Let It, will draw you into a world of exotic enchantment like a cool wind on a sultry night. With her first two albums – Kiss Of Fire and Stealing Flowers – Paris-born, London-based Joelle created a musical subgenre all of her own. It's a Franco-Anglo polychromatic potpourri of Latin and classic jazz, vintage and contemporary blues, gypsy folk, fifties R&B rock 'n' roll and Parisian torch song. There was wine and there was reefer, there were parties and protests, pain and pleasure, desolation and joy – everything that makes life life. "Florence is a rare jewel and this second album captures her captivating style. She boasts deliciously suave vocal phrasing framed by a hot and agile band. Her savvy originals and jumping jazz standards are an unaffected joy. Blooming lovely." – The Daily Mirror Under 18s must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Valid ID may be required if staff deem you to look younger than 25. Latecomers will not be guaranteed seating.
"Florence Joelle sings rock ’n’ roll like Billie Holiday might, croons a torch ballad as Wanda Jackson may, and spices it all with a bit of Patti Smith attitude."