London based vocalist, pianist, guitarist and songwriter. Debut album “Not Alone” released to considerable critical acclaim in 2005. The long awaited follow up “Love Letters and other Missiles” appeared in 2015.
"The album "Not Alone" is highly recommended. It is a charming record that is likely to appeal to listeners of many genres, not just the regular jazz audience."
"An album that draws the listener deeper into its distinctive soundworld with each fresh listening and a record that deserves to revive Biel's career and bring her to the attention of a wider audience."
"A very impressive performance from Biel and her colleagues. The leader was in fine voice throughout and her instrumental skills were a revelation."
"A worthy addition to this artist’s body of work. The songs are intelligent, personal and poetic and the performances excellent. "
JAZZ MANN FEATURES
Ian Mann enjoys the final day of the Festival and performances by Flying Machines, the Monty Alexander Trio and Bill Laurance and the WDR Big Band conducted by Bob Mintzer.
Ian Mann on a diverse day of musical performances including those of Ranjana Ghatak, Hilde Marie Holsen, Ivo Neame / Pete Wareham Duo, Trish Clowes' My Iris and the Avishai Cohen Trio.