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An Evening with Grazina Pukaite Quartet ‘My Favorite Things’

23 May 2024

-  8:00 pm

£12 Online, £14 At Door

An Evening with Grazina Pukaite Quartet ‘My Favorite Things’

By Grazina Pukaite

Internationally acclaimed jazz vocalist Grazina Pukaite originally from Lithuania, emerged into the Irish jazz scene in 2014 before settling in London in 2018. Her influences cross genres, but what truly sets her apart is her deep connection with traditional jazz and her unique and fearless exploration of vocal improvisation and storytelling.

Grazina will present an intimate evening featuring Julian Woods on double bass, Chris Davis on drums, and Lior Solomons-Wise on piano. She will perform arrangements of jazz standards, Brazilian tunes, contemporary jazz compositions, and some of her original songs from her recent EP ‘Small Sessions I’.

Line up:
Grazina Pukaite – Vocals
Julian Woods – Double Bass
Chris Davis – Drums
Lior Solomons-Wise – Piano

Chris is a highly motivated and dedicated upcoming musician on the London scene. His passion to pursue music has already led him to several brilliant opportunities including with the National Youth Jazz Orchestra, Brubeck Jazz Summit 2022 (USA, Lake Tahoe, Nevada) and where he is currently studying for a degree in jazz performance, at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London.
Chris has been studying under both UK and International class drum teachers including Eric Harland, Ralph Salmins, James Maddren, Sebastiaan De Krom, Will Glaser and others.
Once Chris completes his time at GSMD in 2025, he plans to continue working in the music industry, continuing his interests in playing for sessions, composition (film and video games), and touring and playing jazz in London and the USA.

Julian Woods is a bassist and guitarist based in London and studying at the Guildhall School of Music. His interests include free improvisation, microtonality, polystylism and serialism. He frequently collaborates with Steve Beresford, Maggie Nicols, Phil Minton and others.

Lior Solomons-Wise is a 21-year-old pianist and composer based in London. An undergraduate student at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Lior has performed at jazz venues across London, including Pizza Express Dean Street and the Vortex and debuted his quintet at the EFG Jazz Festival 2023. Lior is the Winner of the Dankworth Prize for Jazz Composition 2023.

373 Lonsdale Rd, London SW13 9PY

London

SW13 9PY

info@grazinapukaite.co.uk