Jen Kearney - new album and UK live dates, June - September 2019.
Friday, June 07, 2019
We have received the following press release;
‘Powerful’ American Vox/Pianist Jen Kearney Bursts onto UK Jazz Scene With ‘Age of Blame’
“...a gifted singer who can belt out a song with the best of them.”
“...booming soul voice and smart tight songs provide the pillars for the eight tunes…”
“Kearney provides a dense, musical potpourri that is ever surprising…”
The Patriot Ledger (US)
“...she’s one of the best female vocalists singing right now…”
The Lowell Sun (US)
“Kearney’s powerful but nuanced vocal work captures your attention and holds your interest as she tells her story.”
“America’s loss is definitely our gain as yet another exciting talent decamps to our shores. Jen Kearney’s stunning ‘in yo face’ delivery is a welcome addition to the UK’s diverse jazz palette.”
Danielle White, Raestar Promotions
Introducing Jen Kearney…
Far from being a musical ingénue Boston, Massachusetts-born and recent London resident Jen Kearney (almost a refugee considering her stance on US current events) has spent some time seasoning her particular style of original music. Jen’s latest album, “Age of Blame” is truly an amalgamation of musical styles including Soul, R&B, Funk, Rock, and Latin. Her music and attention to lyrics and has met critical acclaim nationally and internationally. LISTEN HERE TO ONE OF THE TRACKS. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rbd2mceBK8M
Kearney has recorded and released six studio albums and has done session work on many other projects. She has toured both as a solo act and with a full band. She recently recorded and toured with the UK’s premier Latin Jazz group, Snowboy and the Latin Section and has also shared the stage with Los Lobos, Daryl Hall, Mavis Staples, John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers, The Derek Trucks Band and more.
Jen’s current UK ensemble features the superb jazz/blues guitarist Johnny ‘Guitarman’ Heyes, the uber-talented drum and bass duo Davide Giovannini (drums/Vocal) and Davide Mantovani (bass).
Jun 30th @ The Plough Inn, Camden
Jul 5th @ Under the Bridge, London
July 13th @ Village Green Festival, Southend-on-sea
Aug 16th @ Jazzlive at The Crypt, London
Sep 8th @ Wardown House, Luton
Sep 25th @ Cliffs Pavilion Maritime Room, Southend-on-sea
Jen is currently working on a new album to be released in 2020 and welcomes any and all booking enquiries.
JAZZ MANN FEATURES
Guest contributor Trevor Bannister previews a performance of saxophonist and composer Mark Lockheart's "Days On Earth" suite at the Wilde Theatre, South Hill Arts Centre, Bracknell on 27/09/2019.
Ian Mann on the final day of the Festival, and performances by Ross Stanley, Karen Sharp, Stochelo Rosenberg, Rory Ingham and the Celtic Jazz Quartet. Photography by Bob Meyrick.