‘Take Love Easy’ - Celebrating the duets of Ella Fitzgerald and Joe Pass.
Fifty years ago, Ella Fitzgerald, the First Lady of Song, and virtuoso guitarist Joe Pass recorded ‘Take Love Easy’ - beginning a series of legendary duet albums. To celebrate these iconic recordings vocalist Nina Clark and guitarist Sam Dunn bring you an evening of swinging, joyful and tender music from their songbook. Following several sell-out shows at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club, Nina and Sam are delighted to bring you this intimate evening of song.
“Sam Dunn is a wonderful musician on all levels. He has a wide, interesting repertoire, beautiful sound...equally compelling with ballads and burners.” Judy Carmichael
“Sun-tinged…Nina Clark is cultivating a sound that marks her out from the crowd…” The Independent on Sunday
Sam Dunn is a widely respected jazz guitarist, whose swinging and lyrical playing has seen him perform at clubs, concert halls and festivals around the world. He is a regular performer at London’s legendary Ronnie Scott’s, and has also recently played at the Royal Albert Hall, the 606, the Royal Festival Hall, the Vortex and many other jazz clubs across the UK and beyond. Sam has toured Australia with Grammy nominated US pianist and singer Judy Carmichael, and recently performed with his trio in Valencia, Spain. He is a busy professional jazz musician, and can be heard performing with a veritable who’s who of UK jazz.
Nina Clark is a jazz vocalist with a passion for melodic performance, whose recent album was supported by Arts Council England. A respected songwriter, Nina’s vocalese of John Scofield’s “Jeep on 35” was arranged for the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra and sung by Grammy award winning jazz vocalist Kurt Elling, whose quartet Clark performed with at Chicago’s famed Green Mill Cocktail Lounge. Nina has performed in clubs, festivals and events around the UK, the US, Dubai, Europe and New Zealand. Storied music biographer Lesley Ann Jones wrote of Nina “she conjures songs both mellifluous and punchy which she delivers with charm and wit”.