UK Jazz Vocalist Polly Gibbons to Make NYC Debut at Metropolitan Room Sept. 15
Resonance Records, in conjunction with ScoBar Entertainment & Todd Barkan, will present Polly Gibbons in her New York debut on Monday, Sept 15, at 9:30pm at Metropolitan Room. Gibbons will be accompanied by John di Martino on piano, Marco Panascia on bass & Tim Horner on drums. She will be celebrating the release of her first CD on Resonance Records, Many Faces of Love.
Polly Gibbons is one of the most respected & talked about young singer/songwriters of her generation. Being nominated for a BBC Jazz Award back in 2006, with no album release to her name, was a clear indication of just how special a singer & performer Polly is. Much esteemed by her contemporaries, Polly has built a reputation as having an original & gifted voice. With warm, rich, soulful vocals & an innate blues sensibility, Polly has been likened to many of the jazz & soul greats, while bringing her own storytelling & earnest depth, alongside unique humor & fun, to performances. Having developed her craft over the past decade, Polly has performed at all the leading UK jazz clubs, international festivals & is a regular at London's Ronnie Scott's, performing with the All Stars.
Polly's influences are brilliant, broad & inspired - from the poetry of Joni Mitchell & Leonard Cohen, to the be-bop of Charlie Parker, to the deep wails of Mahalia Jackson's gospel, to the emotional depth of Donny Hathaway, Billie Holiday & Nina Simone, the soul of Marvin Gaye, the blues of Buddy Guy & more contemporary brilliance in the sounds of Michael Jackson & D'Angelo.
With an innate vocal versatility, Polly Gibbons is much sought-after as a session, back-up & featured singer & has been invited to record on various projects including a track with hip hop group Vinyl Dialect, on Wall of Sound's Bad Magic label, also co-writing & performing a song on the British Soul compilation album, 'Diggz Presents Random Soul on Random Records. Polly is featured alongside such jazz luminaries as Ian Shaw, Jacqui Dankworth & Gwyneth Herbert on an album entitled The Music of BB Cooper & has spent many occasions recording & performing with renowned artist & producer, Ian Shaw.
PLACE: Metropolitan Room ~ 34 West 22nd Street
PRICE: $20 plus 2-drink minimum