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Mon, 07 Jan


The Whiskey Jar

NQ Jazz: Nishla & Friends

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NQ Jazz: Nishla & Friends
NQ Jazz: Nishla & Friends

Time & Location

07 Jan 2019, 20:00 – 08 Jan 2019, 23:00

The Whiskey Jar, 14 Tariff St, Manchester M1 2FF, UK


About The Event

Nishla is a singer and songwriter who defies easy categorisation. Her live sets include a breathtaking variety of material: from celebrated originals to dark jazz standards and devastating ballads. One of Manchester Jazz Festival’s talent development artists and a prolific collaborator, Nishla has worked with some of the most highly respected jazz and classical musicians in the UK—after frequent collaborations with Manchester Collective, her voice has come to be associated with signature lush string arrangements. She has performed her originals live on BBC 3’s Intune, and this summer performed at Manchester and Lancaster Jazz festivals before embarking on a summer residency at Newcastle’s Sage Gatesead. Nishla’s latest venture is a quintet bringing together some of Manchester’s best improvisors. Tonight, it all comes together, we might not fit on the stage, but it’s sure to be loads of fun!

Nishla Smith // vocals/songs

Aaron Wood // trumpet

Jeff Guntren // sax

Rich Jones // piano

John Pope // bass

Johnny Hunter // drums

Simmy Singh // violin

Sophie Hudgell // violin

Sophia Dignam // viola

Adam Szabo // cello

Andy Stamatakis-Brown // string arrangements

Entry just £5/£4 students

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