Imaani & Snowboy headline Emily Saunders’ next Voice Mix
Emily Saunders (‘Absolutely Brilliant’ Jamie Cullum BBC Radio 2) brings top international artists to The Voice Mix for an intimate Mix Unplugged evening of outstanding music. This amazing gig will be recorded live for broadcast on Emily Saunders’ show TheVoiceMix, streamed on JazzLondonRadio.com – be part of it!
“Possessing one of the most wonderful and memorable voices ” (Bluey Maunick, Incognito) Imanni’s talent was nurtured in the music business from an early age by the legendary Jocelyn Brown leading to her performing worldwide on TV, in the studio and live with such artists as Nile Rodgers, Chaka Khan, Jimmy Cliff, Maceo Parker, UB40, Betty Wright and of course Incognito (recording on no fewer than 10 Incognito albums). Her accolades also include UK Top 20 hit + runner up in the Eurovision Song contest finals with “Where Are You”.
Percussionist Snowboy has been one of the main cornerstones for the British and European Latin Jazz scene for around 25 years. Although a prolific DJ since the late 1970′s, in early 1983, Snowboy went on to take lessons from top Brazilian/Cuban percussion expert Robin Jones, and, after teaming up with many musicians, he established himself as a band leader and in-demand session musician. He has released 15 albums and 20 singles and has performed with his band all over the world from Greece to Australia, Hong Kong to Ireland, Singapore to Scandinavia, the USA, Japan, Canada, Turkey, all over Europe and many more countries besides, and recorded or performed with artists such as Lisa Stansfield, Imelda May, Mark Ronson, Mick Hucknall, Mica Paris, The James Taylor Auratet, Basia, Airto Moreira and Jon Lucien. His heavy schedule as a session musician has taken him to play on Johnny Carson, Arsenio Hall and David Letterman’s TV shows amongst many others with the above artists.
‘Fast, muscular with a sharp vicious bite’ The Observer.
‘Is there no stopping Britain’s premier Conguero in his bid for world domination?’ Jazzwise
Emily Saunders’ recent album “Outsiders Insiders” was heralded as one of The Daily Telegraph’s “Best of 2015”. Enjoying worldwide impact, broadcast nationally on BBC Radio1, 2, 3, 4, 6 & XFM, plus radio stations around the world. Emily’s music has also achieved international iTunes & Amazon charts inc “Top 10” in UK, USA, Germany, Indonesia, France. Emily Saunders has crafted masterful music that combines upbeat samba and Baião tunes, spirited grooves, driving basslines, sultry jazz ballads, with reflections of 60’s soul jazz, Brazilian vibes and playful textures that invokes sunshine and an invitation to dance.
Expect an extravaganza of soaring voices and driving grooves from Imaani, Snowboy and Emily, along with the outstanding band ESB: International trumpeter Byron Wallen, “one of the most innovative, exciting and original trumpet players alive” – Jazzwise Magazine (Courtney Pine, Mica Paris, Loose Ends), Chris Jerome, piano (Courtney Pine, Mica Paris, Tom Jones), Paul Michael, bass (Julian Joseph and Liane Carroll) and George Hart, drums (Swing Out Sister, Ivo Neame).