“Versatile contemporary jazz and fusion saxophonist / multi-instrumentalist / composer plays diverse originals all laced with her own bluesy, expressive sax work.” Time Out – London
Since winning the ‘Best Newcomer Award’ at the Marlborough Jazz Festival, the Charlotte Glasson Band have been wowing audiences at venues across the U.K., including the London Jazz Festival, Love Supreme Festival and Pizza Express Live (Soho). The band, led by Charlotte a multi-instrumentalist and composer, play mainly original music, specialising in weaving together sounds from across the globe to create a brand of music defined by rhythm and melody, a world of bird call and sunshine.
Stylistically, Charlotte’s compositions draw on Latin rhythms, New Orleans Mardi Gras, Swing, Arabic, Spaghetti Western and Gypsy Jazz influences, sensitively combined into something uniquely her own, upbeat and bouncy on the surface but with interesting twists and turns as a sub-text. She uses the enormously varied instrumental resources at her disposal in an unfailingly imaginative way – her own armoury alone contains a small orchestra’s worth of sonic possibilities.
When you add in contributions by such fine players as trombonist virtuoso Mark Bassey, and legendary guitarist Chris Spedding, this is a band who create a unique and uplifting experience, filled with colourful grooves, lush ballads and high energy swing.
‘If you’ve ever wondered what smiles sound like, this is it.’ (Jackie Hayden – Hot Press)
“If you could bottle this band’s music, how wonderful it would be to inhale it to start every day.” Express and Star, Lichfield.
“Multi-instrumentalist Charlotte Glasson will restore your faith in jazz. Witty, exuberant and genre defying stuff” @LocalSCambridge
Listen to Charlotte and her band here: https://youtu.be/FXsiF2CfJaU
And here: https://youtu.be/_Dk0_-CqC0U