Hello everyone ! Long time, no see So, where have I been ? Good question. I have less than two months left of my Undergraduate at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. In case you didn’t already know, I study Jazz Vocals there and have done for the best part of the the last 4 years (it’s it scary how time flies :S). I’ve got a lot of assignments to focus on right now and this will be the case until my Final Performance. To find out when that will be … watch this space ! 😛
But in amongst all of that, I have been working with the other members of the band TROPE to write, record and prepare a mini album !
Our album launched at the beginning of March 2017 with the amazing non-profit London based record label Jazz Re:freshed. Jazz Re-freshed (Click here to find our Jazz Re:freshed Page)
If you want to check out our album, you can get access to it here ! Download the tracks, get the CD or stream it. But if you like our music, please help us in spreading the word. We can only continue to create with your support ! Cheers guys
Photography/Shots by Iza Korsak
Website – www.izakorsak.com
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Cherise Adams Burnett (moi ! ;D, haha) – Vocals
Thomas Seminar Ford – Guitar
Andy Bunting – Piano/Keyboards
Nick Jurd – Bass
Jonathan Silk – Drums
Formed in summer 2014, TROPE performed our debut at Mostly Jazz Funk & Soul Festival, playing own own take on the music of Stevie Wonder. The following year has seen us collaborate with Young Pilgrims, perform at the Rich Mix Youth Takeover in London and support New York based pianist Kris Bowers (Kanye West, Jay Z, Marcus Miller).
Recently, we have been in the studio working hard on recording their debut EP of original music ‘Butterflies & Dragons’. Jumping between soul, jazz & funk ‘Butterflies & Dragons’ incorporates all of our musical influences reaching as far wide as rock, hip-hop and classical music – narrated by a graceful string quartet throughout. This EP also features guest performances from brass ‘vibe’ powerhouse ‘Young Pilgrims’ and incredible saxophonist Joe Wright.
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Dress is soon to be styled for an Autumnal day out … stay tuned 😉
Last Sunday, I had the pleasure of singing some of my favourite Jazz tunes at the Royal Albert in New Cross. It’s a fab venue with a cosy and chilled out vibe. On Sunday evenings, the Royal Albert plays host to all kinds of Jazz ranging from Bebop and Swing to Latin and Gypsy Jazz ! I love it
Singing with the Harry Sankey Trio
Bass – Joe Downard
Drums – Harry Pope
Guitar – Harry Sankey
So I thought I would change it up a bit for this quick post …
I have had these tunes on repeat none stop this week and I thought I would share them with you ! I really recommend that you look into these artists if you like what you hear ! This is the work of some seriously inspirational artists #Understatement.
I would go on about them myself but you know what they say … the thrill is in the chase !! (and in this case, the information needs to be saught out, oh you know what I mean !! haha)
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ALAN HAMPTON + GRETCHEN PARLATO – Still
ESKA – Shade of Blue
SAMMY DAVIS JUNIOR – I’ve Got you Under my Skin (Medley)
NANCY WILSON – You don’t know what love is
KWABS – Lay Back