Competition | the girls are Summer Sessions

Kirsty Almeida

Kirsty Almeida

Win tickets and artist goodies ahead of the Forge‘s brand new series of live music – the girls are Summer Sessions. We’ve teamed up with the Forge to launch the new series which celebrates women in jazz, acoustic and world music. To enter the competition, follow the link here.

the girls are Summer Sessions full line-up:

Monica Vasconcelos - 12 July

Friday July 12 – Mônica Vasconcelos

This year, Brazilian singer and songwriter  Mônica Vasconcelos is celebrating 20 years of music making with her talented groove doctors. She’ll play Brazilian classics, plus original songs written over the last two decades.


the girls are Summer Sessions at The Forge - Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker

Friday July 19 – Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker

Fire And Fortune album launch
Leading lights of UK folk music and award-winners Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker unveil their hotly-anticipated album of original and traditional songs Fire And Fortune.


the girls are Summer Sessions at The Forge - Kirsty Almeida

Friday July 26 – Kirsty Almeida

Kirsty Almeida reveals her enchanting, uplifting and, at times, devilishly dark world of classic songwriting mixed with murder lullabies, broken blues-folk beauty, New Orleans soul, voodoo-tinged-pop and a healthy dose of Tim Burton-style brooding.


Kirsty McGee - 2 August

Friday August 2 – Kirsty McGee Trio

One of the finest musicians on the British folk scene, Kirsty McGee combines deeply personal lyrics with Americana, blues, jazz and rockabilly influences.


Da Lata and Jandira Silva - 9 August

Friday August 9 – Da Lata ft. Jandira Silva

Brazilian vocalist Jandira Silva is joined by a worldwide family of musicians from Da Lata.  Join them as they preview tracks from their latest album, full of Afro-Brazilian flavours with a London sensibility.


the girls are Summer Sessions at The Forge - Compassionate Dictatorship

Friday August 16 – Compassionate Dictatorship

This sax and guitar-led quartet evolved out of the long-standing collaboration between Tori Freestone and Jez Franks. They are currently promoting their soon-to-be-released third album Entertaining Tyrants.


the girls are Summer Sessions at The Forge - Georgina Jackson

Friday August 23 – Georgina Jackson Trio

The Georgina Jackson Trio, with special guest Jo Fooks, play jazz classics, swinging standards and bluesy ballads.


the girls are Summer Sessions at The Forge - Cecilia Stalin

Friday August 30 – Cecilia Stalin

Step Like A Giant

Jazz songstress Cecilia Stalin performs a tribute to jazz legend John Coltrane.

We’ll be catching up with all the artists playing at the Summer Sessions in the coming weeks – so keep an eye out for interviews, features and reviews coming very soon.

Rosie Hanley

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