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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

11th March - with Alex Hutton
Jazz Trio
The Imperial,
King's Road,
London
8pm

14th - Melange 4tet
The Agile Rabbit
Brixton
8pm

26th - Duo Recital
Maurizio MInardi - accordion
Brunel Museum
7.30pm
£10/8

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 and acclaimed trio Partikel to be released on Whirlwind label in 2014.

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