Miriam Ast / Victor Gutierrez Duo

Saturday 16th March 2019

Tickets: £15.00

Doors: 7.30pm

Show: 8.00pm-10.00pm

Miriam Ast / Victor Gutierrez Duo

Miriam Ast & Spanish Pianist Victor Gutierrez perform a collection of original songs and innovative arrangements of jazz standards, crafted to bring out hidden meanings as part of the compilation of music from the release of their album ‘Secret Songs’ on 2nd July 2018.

On all of these pieces, as well as those containing lyrics, Ast/ Gutierrez focus on melody and harmony, telling stories of emotional intensity and urgency.

Miriam Ast

Recently winning the Best Vocalist award at the Bucharest International Jazz Competition 2017 and reaching the semi-final of the Shure Montreux Jazz Voice Competition in the same year, Miriam Ast cites artists such as Diana Krall, Sarah Vaughn, Jamie Cullum, Norma Winstone and Kurt Elling as major influences.

Miriam is now inspiring the next generation of up and coming artists as a senior lecturer at Leeds College of Music. As part of the acclaimed London Vocal Project, she has performed at venues such as the 606 Club, Pizza Express Jazz Club, the EFG London Jazz Festival and the Cambridge International Jazz Festival.

Miriam Ast‘s vocals and Victor Gutierrez‘s piano playing enter into an intense musical dialogue that is characterised by warm and lyrical sounds, experimental and free-form passages, and virtuoso improvisations. Ast employs her voice like a true musical instrument, knowing when to caress and when to emphasise alongside her brilliant skill of scat singing.

Victor Gutierrez

Originally from Madrid, Victor Gutierrez is an award winning pianist, composer and arranger, a Summa Cum Laude graduate at Berklee College of Music, and a Masters licentiate with distinction at London’s Royal Academy of Music. He has performed with luminaries such as the multiple Grammy award winning Javier Limón, Norma Winstone, Joe Locke, Terri Lyne Carrington and Yuzuka Takemoto among many others. Gutierrez has toured venues and festivals in North America, Europe, and Japan, in places such as the EFG London Jazz Festival, Smalls Jazz Club, Berklee Performance Center, New York Arts Festival and Mandala Tokyo. As a composer he has written the original soundtrack for the short movie ‘Airless’ (presented at the NYC film festival), and received the Alex Ulanowsky and Herb Pomeroy Awards in Jazz Composition. Gutierrez’s diverse influences range from classical music to contemporary jazz, citing the lyricism of Bill Evans, Michel Petrucciani and Keith Jarr.

Please note, The Club is not licenced to allow access to Children under the age of 16 after 9pm, so for evening performances, please do not book tickets for children under the age of 16. Children aged 16 and above are welcome at any time.

For £15.00 Tickets:

This is a fully seated event.  Seats are not numbered and will be allocated on a first come first serve basis. 

Showtimes

Doors: 7:30 pm | Show: 8:00 pm