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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Friday August 23 – Georgina Jackson Trio
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.