PEPI LEMER

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UPCOMING GIGS

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Pepi Lemer & Back2front are performing on june 27th 2016
at The Pizza Express Live in London.

Pepi’s inspiration to find a repertoire of songs that could embrace her passion for latin rhythms, improvisation and intricate jazz patterns which could enable her to use her vocalese style of singing was the great American jazz guitarist Pat Metheny, and when he gave her permission to write lyrics to some of his compositions, her band was formed to recreate his and other world composers’ songs.

She has created a driving, exciting percussive mix of jazz/latin fusion music using her remarkable vocal range and unique vocalese style.
She is using some of Britain’s finest jazz musicians for her new band and cd, these are:

• Peter Lemer/piano • Geoff Gascoyne/bass
• Paul Robinson /drums • Gary Hammond/percussion
• Derek Nash/sax • Nathan Bray/trumpet

Monday 27th June 2016

Running Time: 1 hour 40 mins
approx. with interval

Doors open: 7.30pm
Showtime: 8.30pm
Admission: £20

BOOKING IN ADVANCE ONLY

Book direct via:
T: 020 7439 4962
or via the website:
www.pizzaexpresslive.com

PizzaExpress Jazz Club,
10 Dean St. London, W1D 3RW

NEXT GIG: 16th July 2016 London
Details coming soon

OTHER NEWS

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Pepi Lemer performed again with her amazing band this year. You can check out the photos on our gallery page.
For more information on the latest gig you can view the press release
here.
Check out her video here.

TESTIMONIALS

“Exciting tunes, atmospheric lyrics, sensitive production, fine solos from a very classy bunch of players, and the agility of Pepi Lemer’s fast vocals and improv bring back many fond memories from when I last heard her perform in what must have been the 1970s. Her inventiveness and the energy of that unison-melody sound I remember from Turning Point still sound as vivacious as back then.
Can it really have been THAT long ago?”
John Fordham

“She gives a masterclass in vocal gymnastics...the music here is eclectic and spectacularly engaging throughout, the complex arrangements injecting new life into these pieces. All the high-calibre musicians appearing here, including Peter Lemer on piano, keyboard and
co-production duties, make vital contributions too. Ultimately though, it’s Pepi Lemer’s prodigious talent which makes this album so irresistible.“
Roger Farbey Jazz Journal 2015

THE ALBUM

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“My love affair with jazz has been my musical inspiration for as long as I can remember and having sung in many different genres of music over a long and varied career, the wonderment of improvisation and style still holds me in thrall.

My inspiration to find a repertoire of songs that could embrace a passion for latin rhythms, improvisation and intricate jazz patterns which would enable me to use a vocalese singing style, was the great jazz guitarist Pat Metheny and when he gave me permission to write lyrics to some of his compositions this CD and a new band was formed.
In collaboration with pianist/composer Peter Lemer we have created 12 new interpretations of songs from around the world, and I have written lyrics to six of them, as well as setting a poem by Robert Browning to a composition by the group Trio Globo.

I have assembled a group of Britain’s finest musicians to perform this material which combines the styles of latin/jazz/world fusion music and I hope that it will reach a new audience.

No music is new - but to embrace music past with renewed energy and colour can only be and is for me, thrilling”.

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