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Coming Up: Zara McFarlane

Howard Assembly Room, Leeds
Friday 9 February 2018

Eloquent and provocative singer-songwriter Zara McFarlane is fast becoming the UK's foremost Black British jazz vocalist. Her music is seductive and earthy. As a performer she is uniquely engaging, deftly combining the intricacies of jazz with a deep soulfulness, melding multiple influences from reggae to pop, folk and blues.

With three critically acclaimed albums to her name, she inhabits an unusual musical landscape, fearlessly exploring original material and reworking well known classics from the worlds of jazz and Jamaican music.

Her third studio album Arise traces her Caribbean musical heritage and explores her take on the musical possibilities of British-Jamaican identity, produced by award-winning drummer Moses Boyd (Binker & Moses).

...magnetic eloquence and complete ease with an audience.
- The Guardian

...her singing has a wonderful, easy authority… Allied to the musical gift is a sharp emotional intelligence.
- The Telegraph

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https://www.operanorth.co.uk/howard-assembly-room

February 2018

Date Title Venue
09/02/2018 - 19:45 Zara McFarlane Howard Assembly Room