In previous years the Metropole Orkest Big Band paid tribute to jazz legends Oliver Nelson, Quincy Jones and Thelonious Monk, and now there back again in the present with singer China Moses. China delivers that extra dose of soul and R&B, taking the audience along for a journey into her world. She sees herself as a storyteller delivering a whole range of emotions and grooves, from subtle melancholic ballads to explosive outbursts.
As the daughter of Dee Dee Bridgewater, China grew up with jazz and R&B. With her performances she celebrates her heritage, paying tribute to her heroes Dinah Washington and Nina Simone, and it comes as no surprise that she gives her own loving interpretation of timeless songs of the past. At the same time she’s a distinguished songwriter, as can be heard on her recent album Nightingales. Together with the Metropole Orkest Big Band she will perform songs from her past two albums, alongside new, as yet unrecorded material.
The European competition Surprising Stars (www.surprisingstars.com) will deliver a young talented player to the line-up. The competition for young instrumentalists is open until 16 March and the winner will be announced on 17 April.
LED BY MIHO HAZAMA