Polly Gibbons | Upcoming Events

Polly Gibbons

Polly Gibbons

July 7, 2018 - July 28, 2018

Saturday 7/7

Doors: 5:00 pm / Show: 6:00 pm

$30.00

Saturday 7/14

Doors: 5:00 pm / Show: 6:00 pm

$30.00

Saturday 7/21

Doors: 5:00 pm / Show: 6:00 pm

$30.00

Saturday 7/28

Doors: 5:00 pm / Show: 6:00 pm

$30.00

Polly Gibbons
With warm, soulful vocals and an innate blues sensibility, Polly Gibbons has been likened to many of the jazz and soul greats, but with her own fun, unique style of storytelling. This summer, Polly opened for jazz great George Benson and the "Empress of Soul" Gladys Knight on their sold out UK tours. London Jazz News said of Polly's show at Royal Albert Hall in June that "listening to her open up with soul and passion is a joyous experience."

British London-based vocalist Polly Gibbons is one of the most respected and talked about young singer/songwriters of her generation. Being nominated for the prestigious BBC Jazz Award back in 2006 with no album release to her name, was a clear indication of just how special a singer and performer Polly is. Much esteemed by her contemporaries, Polly has built a reputation as an original and gifted voice. With warm, rich, soulful vocals and an innate blues sensibility, Polly has been likened to many of the jazz and soul greats bringing her own storytelling and earnest depth alongside unique humor and fun to performances.

Polly's influences are brilliant, broad and inspired - from the poetry of
Joni Mitchell and Leonard Cohen, to the be-bop of Charlie Parker, the deep wails of Mahalia Jackson's gospel, to the emotional depth of Donny Hathaway, Billie Holiday and Nina Simone; the soul of Marvin Gaye, and the blues of Buddy Guy.

Polly is celebrating her new Resonance Records release “Many Faces of Love”, a presentation of songs which describe the eternal aspects of Love: Searching for, Finding, Losing, Trying to Reconnect, and finally, the Lessons Learned from the Search.

Recent Reviews:

“I am in love. One listen to this fabulous album and the discovery of the stunning vocal talents of British jazz singer Polly Gibbons, and you may well succumb too.” BluesandSoul.com

“They don't come along very often, but this one's a star”: Composer Johnny Mandel

“A soulful young jazz vocalist destined to be a star!” – Time Out

“A truly exceptional, once in a generation talent, possessing a voice of
such sizzling intensity and raw emotion you could fry an egg on it.” Peter Quinn, Jazzwise

Personnel:
Polly Gibbons (vocals)
Paul Bollenback (guitar)
James Pearson (piano)
Marco Panascia (bass)
Mauricio Zottarelli (drums)