Women in Jazz Media present:Betty Accorsi Quartet - Growing Roots at Karamel.
“… simply elegant, superbly crafted, sumptuously melodic jazz…” (All about Jazz)
An evening to celebrate Betty Accorsi's latest album Growing Roots released with support from the Help Musicians MOBO Grant. The quartet features acclaimed London musicians Daniel Hewson (piano), Andy Hamill (bass) and Scott MacDonald (drums).
The album is a journey along the coastal area of Brighton, where Betty took six pictures and wrote one song for each picture. Her songwriting will use influences as diverse as Pat Metheny, Björk and the Great American Songbook to transport the audience right into each scene, complemented by Betty’s flamboyant soprano improvisation, blending Coltrane, Garbarek and Surman.
Betty Accorsi is an Italian saxophone player, multi-instrumentalist and composer currently based in Brighton. She studied classical saxophone, piano and composition at the Giuseppe Verdi Conservatoire in Milan. She completed her Masters in Performance at Goldsmiths University of London under the guidance of Mick Foster, Paul Bartholomew and Dr Pete Furniss, graduating with a distinction.
The second album “Growing Roots” was released on 15 July 2022 featuring pianist Daniel Hewson (Groove Armada, Madonna, Incognito), drummer Scott MacDonald and bassist Andy Hamill. Betty’s approach has evolved into a refined, evocative, lyrical jazz blending her many influences into a cinematic style reminiscent of Pat Metheny, John Surman, and Jan Garbarek. Growing Roots was funded by Help Musician's Music Of Black Origin (MOBO) Award.
Line-Up: Betty Accorsi (sax and vocals), Daniel Hewson (piano), Berker Banar (drums), Andy Hamill (bass)
“Her compositions take you where she says the music belongs” (Simply Jazz Talk)
“In a short space of time, Betty Accorsi has staked her claim as a talent to listen out for (…) forging a quartet that is distinctive and able to interpret her constantly shifting compositions” (Jazz Views)
Doors open at 7pm, music starts at 8pm. Please book a ticket in advance.
Tickets £10 via www.musicglue.com/karamel
VENUE: Karamel, 4 Coburg Rd, Wood Green, London N22 6UJ