"One of the best improvising cellists in the UK" The JazzMann
" A stunning display of cosmopolitan inventiveness" Wakefield Jazz
Album coming in 2023.......well....maybe '24.....
Working on it. Updates soon!
Shirley Smart Trio Wainsgate Chapel,
'..as a cellist-composer she morphs seamlessly from Stephane Grappelli like swing and Bird-like bebop...
a charming kaleidoscope and jazzy showcase of her global folk music-inspired compositions'
'..some of the most inventive use of the cello I’ve heard for some time.'
Kind of Jazz
' a superb set - a sound world that is at once rooted in the ancient and traditional musics that it draws from in an utterly contemporary manner that also incorporates modern jazz.
This is an exceptionally strong leadership debut from a lady that I'm sure we are destined to hear much more from.' Jazzviews
'Smarts playing is particularly remarkable..'
'Fascinating listening, and thought-provoking entertainment for the open-eared"
The Arts Desk
Bach, Brahms and Boulanger.....
Ben Smith - piano
Stories - a trilogy of Free Imrovisations
Demi Garcia Sabat - drums
James Arben - saxophone/flute
Out and About....