Zoë Gilby Quartet
Tuesday 18 June 2019 | 8pm | The Octagon
Zoë Gilby is a vocalist and songwriter, making a stunning impression on the music scene today. Her compelling original compositions are written with double bassist husband Andy Champion. Her stockpile of music reaches a wide range of more contemporary material from composers such as Pink Floyd to Kate Bush, with influences from Sheila Jordan and Joni Mitchell.
Touring the UK and internationally, she continues to perform at prominent jazz festivals and venues showcasing her original material, often collaborating with local musicians. Koktebel International Jazz Festival and also throughout the Ukraine at Kiev and Odessa. International Jazz and Blues Festival, China. Pakkasukko Jazz Festival, Finland, Jazz Au Chellah Rabat, Morocco. Jazz in July, Crete.
Zoë was also commissioned to run a series of workshops for the post graduate music students of Newcastle University, culminating in a final performance for the students “History of Jazz” module.
“A mix of intelligent original songs and innovative arrangements of tunes by both jazz and pop composers” (The Jazz Mann)