Nishla Smith Quintet
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"Nishla Smith’s original ballads sound like standards from the American Songbook … maudlin moments shoulder ecstatic reveries…" London Jazz News
Nishla Smith vocals, songs / Aaron Wood trumpet / Richard Jones piano / Joshua Cavanagh-Brierley bass / Johnny Hunter drums
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. Her often dreamy and melancholic aura is offset by an energetic and imaginative band of Manchester’s finest young contemporary improvisers.
Formed out of a residency at Sage Gateshead, the Nishla Smith Quintet have recently performed at the Manchester and Lancaster Jazz Festivals, NQ Jazz, and Vortex Jazz Club, and are currently part of Jazz North’s Northern Line artist roster. The quintet will release a debut album on Whirlwind Recordings in November, 2021.
Outside of her work with the quintet, Nishla is a prolific composer and collaborator. She’s recently made work for Opera North, Lancaster Jazz Festival and Manchester Collective, and is currently working on new music for East Neuk Festival and Manchester Jazz Festival's Originals Commission. Nishla is a City Music Foundation artist.
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