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Live review and photos: Emily Saunders at St. James Studio

Emily Saunders live in London - Photo copyright by Oscar Tornincasa for rebelrebelmusic.com

When the intimacy of a jazz night crosses your path you are not allowed to decline the offer: It would simply be an offence to Music. If the jazz night means a live performance by London-based singer, writer and producer Emily Saunders, supported by her immensely talented band, all you can do is sit and listen… and wish the show would never come to an end.

Saunders presented her latest work, “Outsiders Insiders“, with a very intimate show immersed in the minimal elegance of St. James studio, a sort of modern, tinier, Ronnie Scott’s. Trumpeter Byron Wallen, pianist Steve Pringle, bassist Paul Michael and drummer George Hart joined Emily on stage to deliver a most enjoyable session of tracks from Saunders’ new album plus some tunes from her previous work.

The audience was soon enough transported into an atmosphere of swaying grooves and romantic melodic songs wrapped around Brazilian rhythms with Saunders displaying her ability as a rhythmically-inventive jazz vocalist at the highest order. Few album launches can afford such musicianship and high levels of classy entertainment.

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Gessica Puglielli
Visual/Web Designer, Digital Marketing Strategist born in Lecce (Italy), I currently live in London. Between 1998 and 2005 I collaborated with Michael Jackson’s staff and in 2000 I had a meeting with the man himself. I founded Rebel Rebel in 2013 and so far it has been an exciting journey. Some of my favourite artists include Michael Jackson, David Bowie, Skunk Anansie, Depeche Mode, Pink Floyd, Archive, Kraftwerk, Arcade Fire, Radiohead, Anthony & The Johnsons, Gazpacho, The Maccabees, Led Zeppelin, Brian Eno, Beethoven, Bjork, Steve Wonder and many others. I feel a deep connection to animals and Mother Nature, which led me to choose a vegan lifestyle. I like playing electric guitar, photography, cinema, art, entertainment, travelling, playing tennis and browsing London.