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Ayanna Witter-Johnson

Ayanna Witter-Johnson

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Ayanna Witter-Johnson

21 Mar 2014

Doors 8.00 pm

This is a seated concert

The Space

Tickets - £8 early bird, £10 advance available from Gigantic

Unique and captivating, Ayanna Witter-Johnson is a composer, jazz vocalist, cellist and pianist who has developed musically from a diverse background of mixed cultures.  Her compositional versatility includes writing for symphony orchestra, chamber ensembles, big bands, string quartets and choirs as well as songs, soundscapes and pieces for solo instruments and tape, across a range of styles including jazz, classical, contemporary, R&B, soul, reggae and electro-acoustic.

In 2009 Ayanna was accepted on a full scholarship to study for two years at the prestigious Manhattan School of Music where she won the Amateur Night Live at the legendary Apollo Theater in Harlem, NYC, following in the footsteps of Ella Fitzgerald and  Michael Jackson amongst others. Ayanna is currently touring as Cellist for Anoushka Shankar, however, this will be one of Ayanna's only solo UK dates this year. Presented by Farmyard

“Cellist and singer Ayanna Witter-Johnson has to be heard to be believed. Her self-assured style blends a honey-sweet vocal delivery with bewitching, and bewildering, cello-playing.” - Time Out Magazine

“Daring and unorthodox, not just in how she crafts her songs but also the way she performs them, Ayanna Witter-Johnson is phenomenal. Her music is pure class, the epitome of sonic sophistication” - Soulculture Magazine

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