Doors 9pm, music 9.30pm
Germana Stella La Sorsa – Voice
Sam Leak – Organ
Tom Ollendorff – guitar
Jay Davis – Drum kit
With her debut album “Vapour”, Italian Jazz Singer and Storyteller Germana Stella La Sorsa has set out to break down both aesthetic and musical jazz conventions in a melting pot of styles.
After relocating from Puglia to London, Germana’s unique talent was quickly recognised leading to performances at some of the most prestigious London jazz venues.
The move to London inspired La Sorsa to compose new material and this creative impetus eventually led to the composition of much of the music on her debut album: ‘Vapour’.
In its style and conception, the music is very eclectic, crossing the boundaries of genre but steeped in modern sounds with a nod to the avant-garde. Recorded with a Hammond Trio, Germana has channeled a wide range of influences into a contemporary jazz album that includes the music of Frank Zappa and Hermeto Pascoal.
The tunes are full of heavy grooves and rich in electrifying moments with captivating melodies enhanced by Germana’s distinctive instrumental use of her voice, coloured with effects and harmonies.
Germana’s quartet have created a modern, open and sophisticated album, fully tuned in to the current wave of contemporary UK jazz.
“Once in a while you hear a musician that stops you in your tracks and you can’t ignore.
Upon hearing Germana La Sorsa for the first time a few years ago I was blown away by her individual and unique style of singing, I was lucky enough to hear her live, my first thoughts were that she sings with a beautifully clear and warm tone with shades of the Brazilian iconic vocalist Flora Purim.”
“The music is stimulating but never banal, the space between improvisation and written parts is fresh, seamless and the interplay between the musicians is perfectly balanced.”
Simone Gubbiotti, Jazz in Europe
“…a beautifully inventive and explorative work. Germana’s light and graceful vocals weaving in and out throughout as she skilfully interacts with the musicians.”
“Ethereal vocals and captivating compositions complemented by a great band.”