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Shirley Smart

Cellist, composer,
improviser,
string arranger

" A must-see performer" - Vortex Jazz Club

" Three instrumentalists in one "- Rhyl Music Club ..

Upcoming Shows

19th June - Balagan Cafe Band
Elgar Room,
Royal Albert Hall
9.3opm

20th June - Melange Full Band
Wiltons Music Hall
7.30pm

25th June - Resonance FM
Radio
6.30pm

28th June - Melange
World Village Music Festival
Osterley Park
4.30pm

After 10 years living in Jerusalem, Shirley now lives in London, where she has quickly established herself on the jazz and world music scenes, performing at festivals including Songlines Festival, BBC Radio 3 In Tune, Deal, Oundle, Ryedale Festivals, Breton Jazz Festival, 606 Jazz Club, Barbican, Royal Albert Hall, QEH, Purcell Room, Kings Place,Vortex, Ronnie Scotts, as well as having toured widely in Europe and the Middle East.
She has performed with Yo-Yo Ma, Yasmin Levy, Neil Cowley, Gilad Atzmon, Antonio Forcione, Shekoyokh, Kosmos, London Klezmer Quartet, Avishai Cohen, Omer Avital, Sabreen, Ross Daly, Arun Ghosh, Alice Zawadski, Maurizio Minardi, Sefiroth Ensemble and Partikel as well as leading her own projects, including North African and Middle Eastern fusion band Melange, an improvised duo with pianist Liam Dunachie, and jazz trio/quartet. Shirley plays both electric and acoustic cello, and electric bass.
Shirley also teaches Musicianship and Improvisation at the Royal College of Music Junior Department.
She is working on her first CD, and also performs on releases by singer Alice Zawadski on Whirlwind label, and Maurizio Minardi on Belfagor label in 2014.

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