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IMOGEN RYALL BIOG

Imogen was born in London into a theatrical family, both parents were actors (her father was the late David Ryall) and her great uncle was Robert Eddison. She made her singing debut at the age of 17 at the Chichester Jazz Festival supporting Kathy Stobart and went on to study jazz at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama and whilst there, was lucky enough to study and work with the likes of Norma Winstone, John Taylor and Kenny Wheeler.
She soon became a regular performer on the London jazz scene and over the years has worked extensively both nationally and internationally including residencies at the Dorchester Hotel, London and for the Crown Plaza group in Seoul, Dubai and Oman and at venues closer to home such as the 606 Club, Jazz Café, Ronnie Scott’s and The Barbican Hall
Described as possessing “a very lovely voice indeed” by Jazz FM’s Sarah Ward, Imogen’s skillful improvising and her unique and heartfelt interpretations of the jazz standard repertoire have made her a popular performer with both audiences and musicians alike.
"I love Imogen's voice. She sings with heart and intelligence, sensuality and style; a natural musician." Claire Martin OBE. 
In 2014, Imogen began recording and performing with Mark Edwards' band Cloggz at venues including The Old Market, Brighton; Watermill Jazz Club, the 606 Club and at Love Supreme, Cheltenham, Brighton and South Coast Jazz Festivals. They launched their debut album 'Sawdust and Spangles' in 2016 which reached No. 5 in the ITunes Jazz chart.
Singer and Radio 2 broadcaster, Clare Teal chose the Cloggz CD as her album of the year in an interview in The Independent on Sunday: ".....great song writing too. A Rain of Stars (by Edwards and Ryall) is a stand-out song".
She performed at the South Coast Jazz Festival in 2016 with the Jack Kendon Quintet which included a song specially commissioned and co-written with Kendon. 
"The input of vocalist Imogen Ryall also brings a subtle power to the musical pallette" Kevin Le Gendre, BBC Radio 3
As a lyricist, Imogen has penned lyrics to a number of compositions by various composers including Larry Goldings and Carla Bley. Most recently, her lyrics appear on two albums by multi award-winning vocalist, Claire Martin OBE: ‘Bumpin’  - A Celebration of Wes Montgomery’ for Danish label, Stunt and her most recent release for Linn Records, ‘Believin’ It’.
"The addition of the honey-toned but incisive voice of Imogen Ryall was the icing on the cake. Her pitching flawless, she somehow manages to combine an apparently effortless precision with a warm, inviting sound, drawing the listener in to her beguiling world. Nick Halsted
mogen has recorded 3 self-produced albums, ‘Alone Together’ with guitarist Andy Williams; ‘Waltz For Ruth’ with Rod Hart and Dave Green and ‘There Will Be Time’ with the Jack Kendon Quintet featuring Julian Nicholas.
Her latest CD with Anöna Trio ‘One January Morning’ featuring Julian Nicholas, saxophones and Mark Edwards, piano is due for release on 1st June 2019 on BeeBoss Records.

JULIAN NICHOLAS BIOG

Saxophonist, composer and bandleader, Julian Nicholas has recently been heard on Radio 3, recorded live at Ronnie Scott’s with the great ‘Loose Tubes’, and also with ‘The Cloggz’ at the South Coast Jazz Festival, which he co-curates alongside Claire Martin O.B.E.
He has recorded/ performed/ toured with among others, Claire Martin, Carleen Anderson, Joe Lee Wilson, Eddie Henderson, Kirk Lightsey, Emil Vitlicky, Liane Carroll, Nikki Iles, Eddie Parker, Chris McGregor and Stan Tracey.
The legendary Bobby Wellins said of him “…his beautiful and creative playing makes Julian one of my favourite tenor saxophonists.” 
Julian supported Nina Simone two years running at ‘The Dome’, Brighton Festival 1990/1. He co-composed a B.A.F.T.A. nominated film score in 1993.
Julian is currently performing with a variety of artists at The 606, The Vortex, Dean St. Pizza Express and many regional venues. 
He also recently performed alongside Claire Martin for a Celebration of the music of Sir Richard Rodney Bennett at the Barbican Hall, soon to be broadcast on Radio 3.
Albums include ‘Mountain People’, ‘Food Of Love’, ‘Heavy Plant Crossing’ and he appears on countless recordings with other artists.
He is Program Leader of the 2-Yr Session Musican course at Chichester College.

MARK EDWARDS BIOG

Mark has worked with many of the cream of British and American jazz musicians including Bobby Wellins; Bryan Spring; Mick Hutton, Arnie Somogy; Carleen Anderson; Ben Castle, Spike Wells, Scott Hamilton and the late Tommy Chase  

His first CD, In Deep received rave reviews and endorsement from musician/broadcasters, Jamie Cullum and Julian Joseph.
Mark's band Cloggz have played at venues including The Old Market, Brighton; Watermill Jazz Club, the 606 Club and at Love Supreme, Cheltenham, Brighton and South Coast Jazz Festivals. They launched their debut album 'Sawdust and Spangles' in 2016 which reached No. 5 in the ITunes Jazz chart.
Singer and Radio 2 broadcaster, Clare Teal chose the Cloggz CD as her album of the year in an interview in The Independent on Sunday: ".....great song writing too. A Rain of Stars (by Edwards and Ryall) is a stand-out song".
He is also in constant demand as an arranger/ producer and regularly records and tours with Katie Mehlua; Jo Harmon; Stuart Townend; Aztec Camera and Duke Special to name a few!



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