Singer-songwriter David Vaughan’s highly original mix of chanson, latin jazz and classical music comes to MAP for the very first time on April 29th. “A refreshing, novel and entertaining performance it is!” says Mike Arbuckle of www.Kind0fJazz.com.
Two 45 minute sets of original songs arranged especially for voice, piano/classical guitar, accordion and clarinet. The songs call on a number of influences including French chanson of the mid 20th century, modern and traditional latin jazz, and classical music. They are melodic in nature with intricately arranged accompaniments highlighting David Vaughan’s talents as both a performer, composer and arranger. Vaughan leads the show in his own relaxed, friendly style putting his audience at ease for what is an intimate, often heart-felt, sometimes dramatic, sometimes virtuosic show.
Few contemporary British songwriters propose such an original blend both of instrumentation and of musicals styles. The sound of top UK accordionist, Romano Viazzani, combined with the mellow tone of upcoming classical clarinetist Jordi Juan Pérez, provides an inimitable backdrop to Vaughan’s songs. And yet this is neither folk nor traditional song, but something entirely original. As reviewer Mike Arbuckle writes following David’s debut album launch in 2015, “With this album and in live performance David Vaughan disavows categories and asks the listener to embrace the wealth of music that exists. He is very persuasive and deserves to succeed.”
David Vaughan (Voice, Piano, Classical Guitar) – With a varied career that spans work as a big band jazz trumpeter, jazz fusion keyboard-player, rock singer, commercial music composer and music teacher, it is for his performances as a singer-songwriter in major London jazz and cabaret venues that David Vaughan is best known.
Romano Viazzani (Accordion) – A veteran of the London cabaret and jazz scene, Romano Viazzani has performed in major London venues with artists such as Gilad Atzmon, Gabrielle Ducomble and Joanna Strand, and has extensive classical music experience having collaborated with orchestras such as the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic.
Jordi Juan Pérez (Clarinet) – Having recently moved to the UK, Jordi Juan Pérez is already establishing himself as a formidable classical talent having performed solo with the Southbank Sinfonia on tour in both the UK and Italy and after a raft of scholarships received during his studies in Germany and Spain.
Videos : https://www.youtube.com/user/VaughanVids
Doors at 7.30pm. Band begins at 8pm.
Please call for advance tickets: 0207 916 0545
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