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Trapeze releases debut album by exciting new British jazz singer Isobel Gathercole

Trapeze releases debut album by exciting new British jazz singer Isobel Gathercole

Trapeze has released the debut album by an exciting new British jazz singer Isobel Gathercole.

London-based jazz singer Isobel Gathercole successfully showcased her 12-track debut album, Day Dream, with a special sell-out performance at Soho’s The Spice Of Life on Thursday, April 14.

Trained in jazz vocals at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Isobel has performed at many of London’s top jazz venues since arriving on the scene in 2014.

Her love of jazz and the Great American Songbook developed at a very young age before she started to take performing seriously at the age of 11. Since then, Isobel has had the opportunity to sing with ensembles of all shapes and sizes, from an intimate vocal/guitar duo setting to full-sized studio orchestra. She has also explored big band singing through her work as a vocalist with the National Youth Jazz Orchestra, in addition to small group work with her own quartet.

Collaborating with arranger and composer Colin Skinner, Day Dream is a love letter to the legendary albums of Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra.

The album, made with her father Andy who also acts as the main producer, was recorded at London’s RAK Studio, and was mastered at the legendary Abbey Road.

Having already garnered airplay and praise from Jazz FM’s Clare Teal, the days of dreaming big are fast becoming a reality.

Singer and broadcaster Clare Teal said of the album: "“Really lovely… great nuances in the vocal".

The musicians on the sessions were Andy Gathercole (trumpet/flugelhorn), Colin Skinner (sax/clarinet), Pat Hartley (trombone), Nicole Wilson (violin/viola), Gemma Rosefield (cello), Cecilia De Maria (harp), Jeremy Brown (double bass), James Gathercole (bass), Justin Quinn (guitar), Mal-colm Edmonstone (Keys), Tom Gordon (percussion) and Jeremy Cornes (timpano).

Conductor John Wilson said of Isobel:  "She sounds so authentic and stylish but fresh at the same time”



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