Live Music, Date Night, Something A Little Different
Jazz, Live Music, Rhythm and Blues
”A bold woman who’s ready to set the world on the fire."
Jazz In Europe
Fast becoming known as creating a new contemporary Jazz sound using fast paced Latin Jazz, a hint of vintage jazz club and at times a soul crossover feel with "distinctive vocal prowess who has the ability to knock an audience sideways," London Jazz Artist Fiona Ross – "The Jazz artist that gave Ed Sheeran his 'first push' - Daily Express" – has received rave reviews for both her recent album "Black, White and a Little Bit of Grey" and recent performances including the The Pheasantry, London Jazz Platform event and Nell's Jazz and Blues. As Head of the British Academy of New Music, Fiona was responsible for the training of the likes of Ed Sheeran, Rita Ora and Jess Glynne, to name just a few, but now, it is her turn. This is not to be missed.
"Meet the jazz artist Fiona Ross who gave Ed Sheeran his ‘first push’"
“A galloping enthusiasm and thirst for adventure about Ross."
London Jazz News
”With a joy and a zest for life Fiona empowers us through words and music. Aspiring to perfection whilst inspiring others"
The Jazz UK
“A powerhouse of vocal talent hidden behind a glamorous exterior. An artist with an incredible degree of stage presence, formidable artistic training, and distinctive vocal prowess who has the ability to knock an audience sideways."
Anthea Redmond, JazzBites
There has rarely been a day since then for Fiona that has not been centered around music. Enrolled in dance, drama and singing lessons at the age of two, piano at age six. At what moment did Fiona make a conscious choice to pursue a career in music? There wasn't a moment. There was never a time when there was any other choice. By the age of eight years old Fiona was starring in London's West End. Talent like Fiona's doesn't go unnoticed; soon she was signed to an agency and was featured in a string of television commercials and print advertisements and was recording radio jingles for everything from ketchup to Fairy dishwashing soap.
At the age of fourteen she lied about her age and talked her way into gigging on weekends in jazz clubs throughout London, from the classy nightspots of the elite to some rather seedy pubs that were no place for an ordinary teenager. There were never any contracts to sign, it was always cash in hand at the end of the night. No one even suspected that a voice that startling in its maturity and passion could belong to a singer barely into her teens. "I will never forget going home to my parents," Fiona says.
“ Telling them that I had a job singing and playing Jazz as a solo artist in a club in London, I was so thrilled, but they were furious - well, I was only 14 at the time. ”
Fiona attended the prestigious Arts Educational School (the English equivalent of New York's High School for Performing Arts) where Julie Andrews, Catherine Zeta Jones and Will Young, to name just a few, also trained. Fiona's career has taken her all over the musical map. She has worked as a musical director, session musician, composer, choreographer, director, dancer, actor, model - She even sang back-up for a rock and roll band called Rocking Willie and the Y-Fronts when she was 15.
Alongside this, educating young people has been Fiona’s passion and she was Head of British Academy of New Music, London, for nearly nine years, where she was responsible for the training of Ed Sheeran, Rita Ora and Jess Glynne, to name a few. But now, it is Fiona’s turn.
Fiona Ross – Piano / Vocals
AshaineWhite – Backing Vocals
Gibbi Bettini – Guitar
Loren Hignell – Saxophone
Derek Daley – Bass
Marley Drummond – Drums
GENRES: JAZZ, NEW ORLEANS
TICKETS: EARLY BIRD TICKETS £12 | ON THE DOOR £17
SEATING IS UN-ALLOCATED AND IS SUBJECT TO 1ST COME, 1ST SERVED BASIS
ONLY BAR FOOD & DRINKS AVAILABLE IN JAZZ CLUB
À LA CARTE DINING AVAILABLE IN THE MAIN RESTAURANT PRIOR TO SHOW
PLEASE ALLOW UP TO 2 HOURS FOR DINNER RESERVATIONS.
1) Tickets are non-refundable with 48 Hours of the event.
2) Attendees under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
3) We operate a Check-21. If you are lucky enough to appear younger than 21 you may be asked for photographic ID.
4) Seating is available on a first come, first served basis only. Latecomers may be required to stand until seating becomes available.
5) Reserved seating is only available for ticket holders of 7 or more people. Please contact the venue if this is the case.
Paying tribute to one of France's most flamboyant artists, Toulouse Lautrec is an intimate Brasserie & Wine Bar in Kennington, South London. Brimming with the bohemian charm of the Parisian jazz bars of a bygone era.
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