A dream came true…
When on 29th December, I was invited to sing with the worldclass saxophonist Renato d’Aiello and his band at his Acoustic Jazz event Upstairs at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club. I met some wonderful singers and musicians that night, including Richard Shelton (who sang a wonderful swing set), Luna Cohen (whose Brazilian melodies were mesmerising), Deelee Dubé (a very soulful diva) and the band who were very welcoming and sparkled with intuitive musicality: Christian Vaughan (piano), Steve Rose (double bass) and Emiliano Caroselli (drums). Renato D’Aiello spiced up ‘Love me or leave me’ with an exquisite sax solo – his fluency and freedom on stage is really something to see.
I was joined by friends and family, and with such a strong line-up that night, the house was packed. After the first song, the applause from the audience was totally deafening – what a wonderful warm welcome to the stage! It was an amazing night – I felt honoured and privileged to be there alongside such outstanding musicians and in front of such an appreciative audience. It really was a wonderful way to end 2014.
Thank you to everyone who has supported Sonic Jazz Project throughout this year and previous years – we’re looking forward to performing for you at many events and venues across Cornwall in 2015. To find out when and where we’re playing, pop along to our ‘Future Events‘ page or Follow us on Facebook or Twitter.