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Gill Manly Celebrates 25 Years
Gill Manly will be celebrating her 25 years in jazz with a performance at the Purcell Room at the Southbank Centre in London on the 12th April 2011. Ian Shaw will be joining the famous diva and together they will reflect on the life and music of Nina Simone and Ray Charles. Manly's rich, smooth vocals are perfect for bringing out the beautiful, soulful lyrics of these iconic musicians. This dynamic duo is sure to wow the crowd with this unique pairing.
Manly's With A Song In My Heart (AKD 328) has been impressing the critics and earning her legions of fans around the world since its release on Linn Records. Ian Shaw's Lifejacket (AKD 311) has also been a huge success, winning a number of 'Best Of' awards and being placed on 'Best Ever' lists.
'This CD [With a Song in My Heart] is as near perfection as we humans can manage.' The Jazz Breakfast
'One of our most versatile jazz-blues singers.' The Times
'Hearing that great voice again (very like Ella Fitzgerald), the years drop away and the lyrics trace patterns on my heart.' Daily Mail
'For years now, Ian Shaw has been topping Britain's Best Jazz Singer polls.' Mojo
For more information about the concert or to book tickets, please visit the Southbank Centre website.
Gill Manly's With A Song in My Heart and Ian Shaw's Lifejacket and Drawn to All Things are available to purchase on CD or download in up to Studio Master Quality today.