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Rising Stars - The Fresh Sounds of New Talent

Pizza Express Jazz Club London
21:30, 20 August 2017

10 Dean Street, London, W1D 3RW
0207439 4962

Nel Begley, Vocals
Nick Fitch, Guitar
Sam Barnet, Alto Saxophone
Roz MacDonald, Bass
TBC, Drums and Percussion
Plus more new Rising Stars, Various instruments

Nel Begley hosts a very special night dedicated to the some of the brightest rising musical stars. We are especially happy to stage a concert of some of the exceptionally gifted musicians that have spent time as students on our courses, and who have now embark on their own professional careers and journeys as artists. All of them are well on the way to become the next rising stars. Expect to hear highly accomplished exciting music, often with a new original twist.

Nel Begley

The rich seductive voice of Britains rising star vocalist, has been turning heads this year around the planet. Performances in Brazil and Italy and a sell out Valentines night here at the Pizza Express mark the coming of age of a a truly great vocalist and song writer.

She is a jazz vocalist and songwriter currently living in Leeds and working and performing in the UK and Europe. She has performed at a large list of festivals including Manchester Jazz, Latitude, Bestival and Boom Town, and has appeared alongside Callum Au, twice grammy nominated jazz diva Rene Marie, and ex Tony Bennet pianist Bruce Barth.
Her ever-growing love of music has led her around the world to pursue a passion to sing, and share her music making with an ever-growing audience.

Nicholas Fitch 

Nick is a guitarist currently studying at the Guildhall School Of Music He specialises in Rock, Jazz, Pop & Classical.
He doubles on mandolin, banjo, ukulele, slide guitar & lap steel.

He has performed at many of the country's top music venues including Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club, The 606 Jazz Club, Pizza Express Soho, Pizza Express Pheasentry and The Barbican.

Nick is regularly playing in and around London, both as a bandleader and as a sideman. He also holds the chair for both the National Youth Jazz Orchestra (NYJO) and the NYJO Nonet

Sam Barnett

Sam is a young musician from London playing Saxophone, Piano and composition. I’m studying at The Purcell School and the Royal Academy of Music Junior Jazz Academy. 
He is sponsored by Trevor James Saxophones as their first “Emerging Artist” playing their Signature Custom Raw Alto and Tenor saxes.
He is also an EMI Music Sound Foundation award holder and won the Youth Category of the Mayor of London’s Gigs competition in 2013. He has trained with National Youth Jazz Orchestra, Tomorrow’s Warriors and the the last two summers He has also enjoyed training at Berklee College of Music in Valencia and Boston where he was honoured to be awarded a scholarship for their undergraduate programme.

Rising Stars - The Fresh Sounds of New Talent