UK Jazz Vocalist Polly Gibbons to Make NYC Debut at Metropolitan Room Sept. 15

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

RESERVATIONS: (212)206-0440 or

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