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Irresistible voice of Fini Bearman -Fini Bearman Quintet
Wed, March 22, 2017, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM GMT
Fini Bearman - voice and composition
Conor Chaplin - Bass
Nick Costley-White - Guitar
Matt Robinson - Keys
Dave Hamblett - Drums
Bruce Lindsay, allaboutjazz.com
Airplay and radio performances include BBC 2 with Jamie Callum, JazzFM, 'In Spirit' with Jumoke Fashola on BBC London, 'In Tune' on BBC 3, Radio 2 with Aled Jones and BBC Kent with Roger Day and Trudy Kerr, Resonance FM, Jazz Radio Berlin, BR-Klassik (München) and Hoxton Radio. Fini has played and performed with world class musicians including Guillermo Klein, John Hollenbeck, Jim Black, Bobby McFerrin, Roger Treece, Cleo Laine, Jon Hendricks, John Taylor, Christine Tobin, Norma Winstone, Kenny Wheeler, Albert Hera, Ian Shaw, Liane Carroll, Nikki Iles, Liam Noble, Bobby Wellins...
'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...'
Liam Noble, pianist, composer
Fini studied voice (classical and jazz) at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London, where she spent 4 years on the BMus programme under the tutelage of Anita Wardell, Lee Gibson, Martin Hathaway, Martin Speake and Pete Churchill. Fini became the first vocalist/ composer to be accepted onto the Masters course at the Jazz Institute Berlin, Germany, where she studied composition with US guitarist and composer Kurt Rosenwinkel, and singing with US vocalist and improvisor Judy Niemack.
Fini has delivered masterclasses, workshops and one to one tuition at various institutions, including Goldsmiths University, Leeds College of Music, The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, the Institute of Contemporary Music and Performance, and Berklee College of Music (Valencia).
Fini teaches composition and songwriting at Leeds College of Music and Kent University.
Looking forward to seeing you on Wednesday 22nd March 8 PM.
Gatis Lazdans, A&R, Producer