Lolita Jackson, a Manhattan-based vocalist, has been a musician since childhood. Originally a classically trained bass clarinetist and tenor saxophone player starting in elementary school, she permanently switched to vocals during her time at the University of Pennsylvania as a member of one of the premier collegiate a capella jazz ensembles in America, Counterparts. In addition, Lolita was also a member of gospel and rock groups during this time and developed her signature style of incorporating vocalese and scatting as part of the instrumental ensemble.
Since that time, Lolita has spent over 25 years performing jazz, gospel, R&B, pop and jazz-funk in Berlin, Tokyo, Sydney, Shanghai, New Orleans, London, including famed Tipitinia’s, B.B. King's and Club JZ. She has performed in Carnegie Hall several times, and brought shows to The Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2016 and 2017. Her musical influences include The Manhattan Transfer, Ella Fitzgerald, Incognito and Stevie Wonder and the musical styles of those artists weave a rich tapestry in her set.
Keith Edwards - Tenor Sax Stewart Forbes - Baritone Sax Cameron Jay - Trumpet Campbell Normand - Keyboards Max Popp - Drums Andy Mitchell - Bass David Series - Guitar
Liz Vice has always had a love for storytelling. The Portland native who currently resides in Brooklyn, started her career working behind the scenes in the world of film and video, only to accidentally find herself behind the mic. Liz Vice’s sound is a fusion of Gospel and R&B, with dynamic and soulful vocals, and lyrics, deeply rooted in spirituality, that give her work a timeless feel.
For the past five years, Vice’s music and live performances have put her on the map as an artist to watch. With over one million Spotify listens of title track, “There’s A Light” from her first record “There’s a Light” and nearly one million streams of her second record "Save Me", Liz Vice has performed with and/or shared the stage with artist such as Mavis Staples, Hiss Golden Messenger, Joss Stone, Blind Boys of Alabama, Boz Scaggs, The Temptations, Rodriguez, Lake Street Dive, Lecrae, Cody Chesnutt, St. Paul and the Broken Bones, Eric Early of (Blitzen Trapper), John Mark McMillan, Sandra McCracken, Josh Garrels, Tunde Baiyewu (Lighthouse Family), Luz Mendoza (Y La Bamba), Eshon Burgundy (Humble Beast), and more. She has also gained recognition as a performing artist being named one to keep an ear out for in such publications such as OPB’s One Song, World Cafe, eTown, NPR’s Live Wire, Relevant Magazine, and many podcast interviews. Vice has also been a featured artist in Portland for such events as Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival, Moon River, Forecastle, Portland Soundcheck, Soul’d Out Music Festival, Siren Nation Music Festival, Music on Main Street and more.
FOOD PROMO: Ticket holders for this event are entitled to a 20% discount on food purchased on the show date.
Advance tickets £13.50 stbf from Tickets Scotland. Buy online here. Over 18 only.