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Nishla Smith Quintet [sunday afternoon jazz]

Nishla Smith Quintet [sunday afternoon jazz]

Kick back & relax with our Sunday afternoon jazz & meze sessions…


Dining from 12pm

Performance 1-3pm (with interval)

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Nishla Smith Quintet

Nishla Smith’s original ballads sound like standards from the American Songbook … maudlin moments shoulder ecstatic reveries…” – London Jazz News

Nishla is a singer and songwriter who defies easy categorisation: her live sets include a breath-taking variety of material, from celebrated originals to dark jazz standards and devastating ballads. Her often dreamy and melancholic aura is offset by an energetic and imaginative band of Manchester’s finest young contemporary improvisers.

In November 2021, Nishla released a debut album on Whirlwind Recordings. ‘Friends With Monsters’ is a narrative album set over one troubled night.

Downbeat USA said of the release: “While Smith’s singing is an entrancing beauty of its own, the true trump cards are the lyrics and melodies… She creates a darkly gorgeous interior sonic world.”

Nishla Smith Quintet have recently performed at Ronnie Scott’s, Vortex Jazz Club, Manchester and Lancaster Jazz Festivals and are recent alumni of Jazz North’s Northern Line.

Outside of her work with the quintet, Nishla is a prolific composer and collaborator. She’s made work for Opera North, Lancaster Jazz Festival and Manchester Collective. She’s a City Music Foundation Artist and is part of Serious Music’s  2022 Take Five cohort.

Line up
Nishla Smith – vocals, songs
Aaron Wood – trumpet
Richard Jones – piano
Joshua Cavanagh-Brierley – bass
Johnny Hunter – drums

Cover photograph: Benjamin Ealovega

 

 


Date

18 Sep 2022

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Dining £12

Doors open at 12pm | Performance from 1pm

Available Tickets: 54
The Dining ticket is sold out. You can try another ticket type. We occasionally have extra availability or cancellations. please contact bookings@peggysskylight.co.uk
General Admission (Ella/Satchmo seating area) £10

Doors open at 12pm | Performance from 1pm (some seating has a slightly restricted view)

Available Tickets: 16
The General Admission (Ella/Satchmo seating area) ticket is sold out. You can try another ticket type. We occasionally have extra availability or cancellations. please contact bookings@peggysskylight.co.uk
Concessions £6

Doors open at 12pm | Performance from 1pm

Available Tickets: 10
The Concessions ticket is sold out. You can try another ticket type. We occasionally have extra availability or cancellations. please contact bookings@peggysskylight.co.uk

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Ticket and Venue information:

  • You can request to be seated in ‘Dizzy’ (raked theatre), ‘Duke’ (side wall), ‘Billie’ (front of stage) or ‘Mingus’ (near piano) and we will do our best to allocate you to your chosen seats.
  • Though we can guarantee that you will have a table, we cannot guarantee exactly where, as we do our best to fulfil all customers requirements
  • Seating in ‘Ella’ or ‘Satchmo’ (by the windows) is allocated last, unless specifically requested. Please note, a few of these seats are restricted view
  • All seats are at a table or bar where you can order food and drink with table service
  • You can view a seating plan here

SPECIAL ACCESS NEEDS

  • Please email bookings@peggysskylight.co.uk to reserve a suitable seat for you and your party
  • We have an accessible toilet on the ground floor

CONCESSIONS

  • These tickets are for NUS card holders, those under 26 or in receipt of universal credit

 

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