After a sell-out debut at EJBF19, trumpeter Colin Steele returns with his much-loved homage to Joni Mitchell.
One of the greatest singer songwriters of the past 50 years, Joni Mitchell celebrates her 80th birthday in November, so now is the perfect time to revisit Colin Steele’s acclaimed jazz interpretations of her greatest hits. His approach is to savour the simplicity, not stray too far from the melody, look for beauty - and create tunes that glow and sparkle with warmth and affection. It’s a beautiful concept that few musicians could pull off, but with David Milligan (piano), Calum Gourlay (bass) and Stephen Henderson (drums) he does it!
Opening the evening, pianist Ben Shankland will be joined by rising star singer Lucy-Anne Daniels, to perform a range of songs and arrangements with influenced by traditional folk song and bound together by improvisation and storytelling.