Since she dropped a slew of tracks on Soundcloud just over two years ago, things have been a bit quiet on the recording front for vocalist Liz Elensky, but with summer just around the corner here in the UK, she returns once more to bless us with a little taster of what might just be on the horizon again. As one of the voices behind the successful Emanative project (fronted by British producer/drummer Nick Woodmansey), Liz already has a number of features to her name and having spent much of the past couple of years singing backing vocals for the likes of Cecilia Stalin (not to mention guesting for us here at The Jazz Meet) it looks like the time might just be right for her to finally step back into the spotlight. This newly released track, entitled ‘Distractions’ is the first single from that elusive début long player and
Distractions, by Liz Elensky We love a little Liz Elensky around here and she’s just released a new song through the Emanative Bandcamp. Featuring a heavyweight band of musicians including Jessica Lauren on Clavinet, Moog and Arp Strings Ensemble, Mark Rapson on Fender Rhodes and Nik Woodmansey on Drums and Percussion amongst others, this is definitely worth £2 of your coffee budget this week!
Way back in February last year, we wrote this post about a vocalist that had caught her ear. Ever since we’ve been trying to track her down to ask her to do a live show at The Jazz Meet. Well, this Sunday we’re happy to report that it’s finally going to happen! After a few successful spots where we’ve invited singers down to Floripa, we start our new series of ‘vocalist sessions’ this weekend with the imitable Liz Elensky fronting the Jazz Meet Band for an evening of soulful jazz music. If you’re familiar with the work of Emanative (championed by the likes of Gilles Peterson, Michael Ruetten, Ennio Styles… and us!), then you would have already come across her voice in some shape or form. If not, then please read on to discover why we’re so excited to have her perform… ———- ———- Morning Liz. To kick things off,
Your monthly reminder for what promises to be an exciting month at Floripa for The Jazz Meet. Jazz Meet bassist Jason Simpson kicks things off on the 1st with his accomplished quintet, while on the 15th we welcome Swedish songstress Liz Elensky on to the Jazz Meet stage for the first of our special jazz vocalist sessions. We’re very excited to host only the third gig of former Hackney Colliery Band saxophonist Cath Roberts’ new septet project, Quadraceratops on the 29th – we’ve seen them in action and they are amazing. The Jazz Meet Band hold court on the 8th July and 22nd July and by now you should know what to expect – lively soul jazz with an occasional Afro-Latin feel… they kick hard. Special guest DJ this month is Rob Whitlock on the 8th, one of the deepest jazz collectors we know (and we know a fair few). It’s
Anyone that caught the second part of our 2010 jazz retrospective would have found (not so) deeply buried in the mix a deep and melodic piece of music from producer and drummer Nick Woodmansey AKA Emanative and Mancunian trumpeter Matthew Halsall entitled “Find You”. Originally taken from the album ‘Time“, the composition was one of many new tracks nestled amongst contemporary remixes of music taken from Emanative’s companion piece “Space” released in early 2009 on Futuristica Music. Both albums featured our very own Jessica Lauren on keys and also brought to the fore a trio of vocalists in the form of Deborah Jordan (Panacea, Silhouette Brown), Heidi Vogel (Likwid Biskit, Cinematic Orchestra) and Nik’s own wife Liz Elensky. It appears that Liz has been back in the studio and is gearing up to release some of her own work because as of today an absolutely delicious version of the Dizzy