The Vortex & Cafe OTO celebrate Evan Parker's 70th. 21, 23, 25 Oct at The Vortex
‘Possesses something of the rhythmic freedom of Gretchen Parlato… What impresses most is the overall sweep of the album, which pulls you into a sound world all of its own.’
Peter Quinn, Jazzwise magazine
London Jazz Singer of the Year nominee Fini Bearman is a London based vocalist and composer whose music melds influences as diverse as jazz, blues, Brazilian, and contemporary into an arresting and uniquely personal sound.
Fini has been inspired by composers from Stevie Wonder to Kurt Rosenwinkel and Wayne Shorter, and in this brand new line-up she will be exploring original songs in an acoustic, intimate setting. This music is honest yet witty, mixing lush harmony and contemporary grooves with an acoustic, jazz inspired orchestration.
After the success of her debut album ‘Step Up’ in 2011, Fini will be promoting the soft-release of her EP ‘Feel Deeply’ this Summer, as well as the much anticipated release of her second album, ‘Porgy and Bess Revisited’ out on F-ire Records this Autumn.
Fini Bearman- vocals, composition
Rob Lamont- guitar
Tom Hewson- piano/keyboards
Tom Farmer- bass
Dave Hamblett- drums/percussion
.. (Fini) has an irresistible voice… She is an expressive singer, and an intriguing composer and lyricist…’
Robert Lindsay, allaboutjazz.com
‘Fini has a rare sense of melody running through her eclectic compositions, full of catchy twists and turns. Her voice, effortlessly moving between a light precision and a warm soulfulness is unmistakably her own…’