CHRISTINE TOBIN, the BBC Jazz Vocalist of the Year 2009, will play Kelly’s, Bridge Street, next Wednesday for a Stress!!/Galway Jazz Club show.
Dublin born, British based, jazz singer and songwriter Christine Tobin has gained a reputation as one of the most innovative and versatile artists on the jazz scene.
She studied jazz at the Guildhall School of Music and began making a name for herself with appearances at Ronnie Scotts, the South Bank’s Purcell Room, and across the European festival circuit. She has recorded seven albums for the Babel label.
Christine has worked with Billy Childish, the BBC Big Band, Nigel Kennedy, Django Bates, and Kenny Wheeler. She also performed a Bessie Smith song in the Mike Figgis directed film Red, White & Blues, produced by Martin Scorsese.
Christine has won high praise from the critics with Jazzwise calling her “the most adventurous jazz singer of her generation” whose music “leaves the back door open for fans of PJ Harvey or Joan as Policewoman”, while The Guardian’s John L Walters said she is “a jewel of the London jazz scene, streets ahead of the pack”.
On the night Chrtistine will be joined by leading jazz guitarist Phil Robson.
Admission is €10. See www.myspace.com/ctobes