Victoria Klewin Quartet

Sunday 23rd June 2024: 8pm
Melville Centre, Abergavenny

Singer-songwriter Victoria Klewin makes a welcome return to Black Mountain Jazz following her Blossom Dearie tribute in 2019 and her part in the homage to Peggy Lee at our ‘virtual’  wall2wall Jazz Festival in 2020. She will be singing a mixture of her own material, standards and maybe some Blossom Dearie tunes.

For the first time since 2016, Bristol-based jazz vocalist and songwriter Victoria Klewin has a new release. The tongue-in-cheek 'Loverboy' is the title track of the first of several all-original EP's due for release this year. 

She has noticeably matured and deepened as a writer in her absence, perhaps because much of that time was spent writing and touring with other artists (most notably Hannah Williams and The Affirmations, who were sampled by Jay-Z in 2017). 

Her new music confidently displays a wide range of influences and meaningful lyrics, with echoes of classical piano and dreamy Mancini-esque soundscapes just begging for strings. Comparisons to the likes of Melody Gardot and Norah Jones would not be misplaced and fans of instrumental jazz will be equally thrilled by her band, who approach the tunes with impressive style and a respectful, sympathetic touch.

"What a voice!" - Jazz FM

"She has a voice that is simultaneously sweet, soulful and slightly world-weary and I like it a lot."  - BBC Radio Scotland

"Victoria's command as a singer and skills as a writer are truly breathtaking."  - Bristol Jazz and Blues Festival

Victoria Klewin – vocals
Alex Veitch – piano
Bill Frampton – bass
Alex Goodyear - drums 

Melville Centre