Watch a line-up of exquisite UK jazz talent, picked from the ever-growing list of singer-songwriters moving the genre forward.
Dynamic, engaging and re-defining what it means to be a jazz singer today, homegrown Jazz Singer Songwriters from diverse ethnic groups are conveying their cultural influences and creating a new hybrid space between jazz, RnB, hip hop, avant-garde and indie.
Martha D Lewis (pictured) is an award winning British-born Cypriot composer, Jazz and World singer-songwriter and broadcaster, whose recent record release tackles social commentary in a lyrically relevant and musically adventurous 6th album. The Guardian reviewed Martha as a “distinctly live wire of musical independence.. perfect mix of singer-songwriter and jazz”.
Miss Baby Sol – WOW’s first ever WOW Sounds Artist in Residence – has worked with artists including Paloma Faith, Laura Mvula, Florence and the Machine and Noisettes. Now taking centre stage with her jaw-droppingly impressive performances, Miss Baby Sol is creating a storm with her unique delivery and songwriting.
Emily Saunders, dubbed “UK’s queen of jazz-fusion” is a socially-conscious wordsmith and supremely talented songwriter. Internationally renowned, Emily balances virtuosity and musicianship of the highest order, “Absolutely Brilliant” (Jamie Cullum). Emily’s albums have sold worldwide, with multiple four-star reviews including the Evening Standard, The Guardian, The Independent, The Daily Telegraph.
Sacha T is an emerging singer-songwriter from south London whose uplifting lyrical storytelling evokes a sense of positivity and possibility. Her latest single ‘Sunshine In My Pocket’ landed Sacha on the BBC Radio 4 show Loose Ends and was played on BBC 1Xtra and BBC Introducing.
Part of WOW - Women of the World Festival.