Carismático is my Tango Band. In 2016 I was contacted by Argentinian Composer and Pianist, Saul Cosentino, who very generously sent me some of his music to play. I was so enthused I decided to form my own Tango Band, something I'd always wanted to do. I have brought together some fantastic British musicians to play with me and together we have recorded three of Cosentino's tunes as well as one by Astor Piazzolla and a new composition of mine, all of which gives you a flavour of the music we are exploring. For more information on the band and to hear us play click the photo below.
Another ongoing project is Streetworks, a quartet of the most talented musicians, featuring Me on accordion, the inventive guitarist Mike Outram, Will Harris who is fast becoming the South West’s most in-demand bassist and honey-toned saxophonist Andy Tweed. We mainly perform my melodic and sometimes quirky original compositions and arrangements.
Karen has been involved in Mike Westbrook projects beginning originally with Big Band Rossini. She is part of his latest project ‘Serpent Hit’ this time playing saxophone in a quartet with Andy Tweed, Chris Caldwell and Chris Biscoe. On drums is Simon Pearson and vocals are performed by Kate Westbrook. To get to Mike's website click .
, set up by conductor & composer Issie Barratt, is comprised of ten of the UK’s top female jazz musicians. The group plays newly commissioned pieces with influences across genres and from around the world. Amongst the performers are the likes of Tori Freestone, Yazz Ahmed & Brigitte Beraha.
"...one of the finest and most creative jazz groups I've heard in a long time." - Peter Bevan
L'Esprit du Jazz is my new quartet exploring French Musette, the music of Brazil, the world of Tango alongside my original compositions and favourite Jazz standards.
Featuring Sam Dunn (guitar), Charlie Pyne (bass & vocals) and Katie Patterson (drums)
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"As well as being a freelance accordionist, I regularly perform with a range of artists on different projects."
Tina’s May project ‘Piaf - a celebration of a legend’ features pianist Nikki Isles, bass player Julie Walkington and Karen Street on accordion. Tina May remains one of the most expressive and technically gifted jazz singer on the UK scene and this hugely popular project continues to sell out wherever it plays.