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
BOOKING IN ADVANCE ONLY
Book direct via:
T: 020 7439 4962
or via the website:
PizzaExpress Jazz Club,
10 Dean St. London, W1D 3RW
NEXT GIG: 16th July 2016 London
Details coming soon
“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?”
“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