Ella @ 100 featuring Martin Taylor & Alison Burns

Martin Taylor & Alison Burns

It all started with a private jazz concert at Windsor Castle for Downtown Abbey creator Julian Fellowes and Prince William on the eve of the Prince’s engagement to Kate Middleton. Grammy nominated guitarist Martin Taylor and Scottish-Canadian jazz singer Alison Burns had been spotted by British TV mogul Michael Parkinson, a man responsible for launching the careers of Diana Krall and Michael Buble. And that’s when it got interesting…

In this inspired pairing, internationally acclaimed guitarist MARTIN TAYLOR meets Scottish-Canadian jazz singer ALISON BURNS for an intimate concert. Taking their inspiration from the Grammy award-winning combination of Ella Fitzgerald and Joe Pass the evening combines repertoire from The Great American Songbook and contemporary material from Stevie Wonder. As well as Martin Taylor’s solo concerts and recordings, he has also collaborated with musicians from many different musical genre including, Stephane Grappelli, Jeff Beck, Gary Burton, Chet Atkins, Bill Wyman, George Harrison, Dionne Warwick, Diane Schuur and Jamie Cullum. Following in the lineage of Julie London and Peggy Lee, Alison Burns has built a career as an internationally recognized jazz singer performing concerts in Shanghai, New York, London and Toronto.

“Absolutely inspiring and amazing” – Pat Metheny

“Burns confirms her pedigree with the lightest of touches – imperceptibly hurrying a word here, stretching another into a soft hoot, stretching a sound into a whispering glissando” – John Fordham (The Guardian)

Martin Taylor

British jazz guitarist (born 20 October 1956 in Harlow, Essex, England) who has performed in groups, guitar ensembles and as an accompanist. He is best known for his solo fingerstyle performances, in which he provides bass and chordal accompaniment in addition to a melody.

There are singers and there are jazz singers. There are jazz singers and there are a few artists who bring more to the microphone – their life, love, heartaches and joy. Alison Burns is one of those artists. Her debut album, Kissing Bug, released in March 2007 was received with universal acclaim and became the first album by a Scottish jazz singer to reach the Jazz Top 10. So far she has played in far-flung destinations such as Tokyo, New York, Cannes, Italy and Shanghai and guested with The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and BBC Big Band. When not on the road she divides her time between Vancouver, Canada and Le Marche, Italy.

$35 ADV / $39 DOOR


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