LARA EIDI AND NAADIA SHERIFF : HER STORY - A CELEBRATION OF WOMEN IN MUSIC

Mar 08 2020 19:00 - 21:00

Hampstead Jazz Club at Duke of Hamilton, 23-25 New End , NW3 1JD London

Tickets: £20.00 Seat at a shared Table for 4 /£15.00 Seat - No Table

Doors: 6.00pm

Show: 7.00pm-9.00pm

An evening of powerful women's stories , by two of London's most enigmatic female musicians!

Set to be an evening of a journey through song and time, the duo will also be joined by award winning cellist, Shirley Smart.

Rising star singer-songwriter-musician Lara Eidi and renowned pianist-arranger Naadia Sheriff return to the Hampstead to present a special program in honour of Women's day.

Drawing on their love of folk, jazz, musical theatre and original compositions, Eidi and Sheriff perform some of the most memorable songs of female singers and songwriters, telling their own story through their unique and now established collaboration.

The two women amalgamate their love of folk, jazz, and everything in between to celebrate some of the most powerful stories told by female singers and musicians. The duo will perform iconic songs as an homage to some of the most celebrated musicians including: Joni Mitchell, Dianne Reeves, Lizz Wright, Carole King, Barbara Streisand alongside original works by the two artists and many more.

LARA EIDI

Lara Eidi is a soulful vocal artist, a composer, a musician and above all, a storyteller and seeker of truth. Her songs are almost visual portraits of human emotions and relations, weaving tapestries of sound, inspired by the many places she has lived and the musical colours she grew up with.

Lara has been performing since a young age in her hometown of Athens, both as a singer and pianist. Shortly after touring with her own music across Europe and the Middle East she moved to London and obtained her MMus in Jazz Voice at The Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Since then, she’s performed and collaborated with a host of established musicians, often culminating in a blend of her love of the beauty of folk music, to the creative freedom jazz has to offer.

Lara was recently featured as a rising star on BBC Radio London (Scenes), to which she announced her current project to date, a full-length album following the release of her two EP’s that were met with rave reviews.

“..one of those singers who connects with the audience as soon as she starts to sing. Perhaps psychologists can explain the gift and it is a gift” - Sandy Brown Jazz

"Streisand's clear vocal empathy yet Joni Mitchell in person, something entirely of her own accord"- Broadway Baby, Edinburgh Fringe

NAADIA SHERIFF

Naadia is an active member of the London Jazz scene, where recent work includes being part of ‘The London Jazz Orchestra’ (featuring Alec Dankworth and Paul Clarvis) alongside performances with her own quartet for the 'Loop’ and ‘E17Jazz’ collectives and an appearance at Ronnie Scott’s with the Yazz Ahmed group alongside Jim Hart and Dudley Philips. She has performed at the London Jazz festival both with her own quartet and with Yazz’s band who supported violinist Regina Carter at the Purcell room.

Naadia frequently plays and accompanies singer/songwriter Lara Eidi together with Dave Mannington.

"Naadia Sheriff's swinging accompaniment completes a ravishing evening" - The Guardian

"A Dazzling Pianist "- The Times

Line-up:

Lara Eidi - Vocals, Piano

Naadia Sheriff - Piano, Accordion

Guest musician: Shirley Smart- Cello


NB: Seats are not numbered and you will be seated at available tables. Please note tables seat 4 people, so for bookings of less than 4 people, you may be asked to share a table.

Listen to Lara Eidi's special live performance and interview on BBC Radio London:

BBC RADIO London//Lara Eidi

Please note, The Club is not licensed to allow access to Children under the age of 16 after 9pm, so for evening performances, please do not book tickets for children under the age of 16. Children aged 16 and above are welcome at any time. No dogs allowed in the Jazz Club.

For £20.00 Tickets:

Seats are not numbered and you will be seated at available tables. Please note tables seat 4 people, so for bookings of less than 4 people, you will be seated and share a table for 4.

For £15.00 Tickets:

This is a fully seated event.  Seats are not numbered and will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.