AYRA

Date: 
30 June 2023 - 7:30pm

AYRA

 

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Janette Mason • Juliet Roberts • Vimala Rowe

 

This brand new project is brought to you by these three incredible musicians who have come together to create a body of work that amplifies what it is to be a woman in the 21st Century.From diverse cultural and musical backgrounds with careers that span the world of pop, jazz, dance and soul they have put together an inspiring set of songs that are emotional, inspiring, uplifting and challenging – Nu Soul with a jazz edge and thought provoking lyrics.

They will be joined by a world class band of musicians.

Ayra’s Buddhist meaning is spiritual warrior and these three have definitely been musical warriors  in their respect fields of music.

 

Janette Mason – Keyboards – Composer

 

Janette Mason is a pianist, composer, arranger, producer and performer with a diverse musical career.

She toured extensively throughout the 90s with artists such as  Oasis, Pulp and Robert Wyatt and was musical director for Jonathan Ross.She is a sought after arranger and producer and has contributed tracks to Ian Shaw’s Drawn To All Things, and Lea DeLaria’s, The Live Smoke Sessions, which reached the Grammy Ballot. Janette is currently Artist In Residence at The Exchange Twickenham a

Juliet Roberts  - Vocals – Composer

Blessed with a beautiful and powerful voice, Juliet Roberts is undoubtedly one of the world’s most highly regarded R’n’B and jazz singer songwriters. Widely remembered for her work in the late 80s as lead vocalist with the hugely successful soul-jazz band Working Week, she has been a radio and TV presenter and had a string of top ten hits and has toured word wide with award winning Denys Baptists and Jazz Jamaica All Stars.

Vimala Rowe  Vocals – Composer

From her training in Hindustani classical music in India to World music, Soul and effortlessly swinging Jazz, award winning singer Vimala Rowe has rapidly become recognised as a major talent on the British Jazz scene. 

Performing at Ronnie Scott’s, London Jazz Festival, Snape Maltings Proms and countrywide, delighting and astonishing audiences with her passion, delivery and enormous range of expression.

 

Yolanda Charles Bass -  Nicholas Py Drums - Shanti Jayasinha - Trumpet/Percussion

 

 

Venue: 
The Exchange Theatre
Town: 
Twickenham
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