SLAP MAGAZINE REVIEW
As well as the ticketed artists at this year's Cheltenham Jazz Festival, there was a bustling, exciting and diverse fringe, called “...around town”, with performers playing on three free stages and in a number of small venues. The Free Stage, set up in the main arena area in Montpellier Gardens at the top of the town was host to some tremendous acts, and none more so than Londoners, Pixie & the Gypsies. Their debut album, “Honey Trap” hit the top of the iTunes jazz chart on its release last year and as they breeze into the title track, it's immediately apparent why it was so popular.
UK VIBE ARTICLE
Trinity Laban Jazz @ Ronnie Scott’s – 22nd February 2016 review and Q&As
“The future shape of jazz”
On the night the Trinity Laban Jazz Ensemble and the Contemporary Jazz Ensemble play at Ronnie Scott’s, the crowd has a different attire: young, fresh, ready to listen, chatty.
Sitting at the bar again, hoping for a night of new jazz to start.
It is a slightly different line-up as there are three performances by three groups: the Harry Evans Quintet, the Trinity Laban Jazz Ensemble and, after a small break, the Contemporary Jazz Ensemble.
ELISA BRAY ARTICLE
DEBUT ALBUM, ‘HONEY TRAP’, OUT AUGUST 10th 2018
"Taylor is one of the UK's exciting young jazz singers. She is a great story teller and sings from the heart while she mesmerises you with her sultry tone" Trudy Kerr
Sometimes you hear a voice that just stops you in your steps. Such a voice belongs to Taylor Notcutt, who formed Pixie and The Gypsies three years ago while studying jazz vocals at London’s Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.
Experienced in varied genres of music and, above all, jazz, the band members were drawn together by a shared passion for the Gypsy Jazz sound. Their first step towards turning their dreams into reality is the release of their musically accomplished debut original album ‘Honey Trap’ on 10th August 2018. With Taylor’s breathtakingly sultry, honeyed vocals bolstered by guitar, accordion, violin, double bass, and sweet backing vocals, ‘Honey Trap’ is a real treat.