Blow the Fuse @ The Vortex NIKKI ILES/TINA MAY/KAREN SHARP+Vicky Tilson Group

Tuesday, 8th May 2012
8:30 pmto11:00 pm

NIKKI ILES pno/TINA MAY voc /KAREN SHARP sax

plus Vicky Tilson Group

Also known as the Tokyo Trio, three players with great reputations who play together with wonderful rapport. Their choice of songs is as hip as anyone could wish, including pieces by Kenny Wheeler, Oliver Nelson and Horace Silver.
Karen Sharp, a remarkably stylish, big toned tenor and baritone sax player was voted top tenor saxophonist in 2010′s British Jazz awards.

‘Nikki Iles is one of the most refreshing and promising figures to have emerged in the UK in recent times,with a liquid sound and supple,obliquely resolved phrasing as an improviser.’ The Guardian

‘Tina May remains the most expressive and technically gifted jazz singer on the UK scene.’ Kenny Mathieson, Scotsman

This is a delight.’ ?Dave Gelly, The Observer

Vicky Tilson Group were formed in 2009 to perform original compositions in a jazz-rock-fusion style, reflecting themes as diverse as the Credit Crunch and unrequited love.

They have released one album and an EP and played at many of London’s top venues.

Dee Byrne alto sax, Stuart Fiddler guitar, Vicky Tilson double bass, Reinis Axelsson  drums.

The Vortex Jazz Club 11 Gillett Street, London N16 8JH
Doors 8pm First set 8.45 pm £10, concessions available
Bookings: 020 7254 4097
Online: www.vortexjazz.co.uk