Joy Ellis

Joy Ellis is a jazz pianist, singer and composer based in London, and appeared at 1000 Trades last year. Her debut album entitled 'Life On Land' received critical acclaim and over the past year she has toured all over the UK performing at numerous venues and festivals including Manchester, Cheltenham and London Jazz Festivals.

She is now working towards the release of her second album ‘Dwell’ which is a continuation of her passion for jazz and improvisation, her love of groove and dance music, her classical roots as a pianist and the soulful, poetic aspects of being a singer-songwriter.

“Fiery improvisations from Ellis who provides well-structured hard-bop solos on piano and Fender Rhodes. John Lewis, The Guardian ★★★★

‘Startling debut from British singer-songwriter who sets her cool, poetic meditations…to a suitably

restless, sophisticated jazz soundscape. Highly original work that creates a world of it’s own.’

Chris Ingham, MOJO ★★★★

‘Joy Ellis has a distinctive voice of her own. A very gifted player indeed. A triple threat with those pipes

of hers, those fingers and her song-writing assets.’

Simon Redley, Music Republic Magazine ★★★★

‘Ellis’ presence on stage is easy, with a musical energy and intensity that is interspersed with comfortable chat and her trademark grin.’ Leah Williams, London Jazz

Joy Ellis piano & voice, James Kitchman guitar, Henrik Jensen double bass, Adam Osmianski drums



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