Nicki Allen – Rush Hour Jazz, Wednesday 5 October 6pm

Nicki Allen

Vocalist Nicki Allen’s influences are from the subtle and beautiful dulcet tones of Shirley Horn, Lizz Wright, Ella Fitzgerald and Joni Mitchell to the vibrant, rhythmic latin, swing and contemporary sounds influenced and inspired by Thelonious Monk, Oscar Peterson and  Herbie Hancock. Underpinned by her stylish bluesy phrasing and love of vocal improvisation, which is becoming her trademark. She’s also a great pianist!

With the JazzLeeds trio at Seven Arts Bar, 5 October 6pm, payf collection