Alba Plano Quartet (I/CZ)
JAZZ OF FOUR CONTINENTS
Alba Plano is a Jazz and Neo Soul singer, renowned for her unique vocal texture and for being an extremely versatile artist. The Sicilian-born songstress has been singing since her teens, and began her jazz vocal studies in her early twenties with acclaimed vocalists such as Norma Winstone, Kurt Elling, Barry Harris, Bob Stoloff, Joe Blake and Maria Pia De Vito, encouraging her to experiment with using her voice as an instrument, and leading to a fascination with contemporary jazz. Stylistically comparable to Solange, Esperanza Spalding and Erykah Badu, Alba draws influence from a wide array of artists, including Becca Stevens, Gregory Porter, Lianne La Havas, and Jill Scott, and is also strongly influenced by Nina Simone, Bobby McFerrin and many other jazz singers; her passion for hip-hop and neo-soul is also strongly evident.
Alba is based in London and is now collaborating with accomplished musicians such as Dale Davis (Bass player and musical director for Amy Winehouse,Tina Turner and Freak Power), Jim Hunt (sax for Richard Ashcroft, Brand New Heavies, Noel Gallagher, Jamiroquai) Enzo Zirilli (drummer for Enrico Pieranunzi, Omar), Troy Miller (drummer and producer for Becca Stevens, Laura Mvula); Mike Gorman (keyboard player for Boy George,Incognito); Jonathan Idiagbonya (pianist for Anthony Joseph), and she has performed in many prestigious venues such as Ronnie Scott's and Shepherds Bush Empire. The upcoming album, White Lotus was co-produced and co-written by Alba Plano and Karme Caruso (Omar, Maverick Sabre, Karyn White), with some of the lyrics co-written by Davide Shorty singer songwriter and producer (Retrospective for Love, Mr Jukes).
Alba Plano – voc; Petr Beneš – p; Josef Fečo – b; Marek Urbánek – dr.
Admission: seating CZK 350, standing CZK 200. Seats reservation is possible only if you buy a ticket. Thank you for understanding.
Band website: www.albaplano.com