Focus on jazz with Joy Rose

Jazz and soul singer Joy Rose who's appearing at Luton's Bear Club

Jazz and soul singer Joy Rose who's appearing at Luton's Bear Club

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Her sexy soulful voice has filled Ronnie Scott’s famous jazz club and now lucky Lutonians will be enveloped in its warmth at The Bear Club in Mill Yard.

The delectable Joy Rose is appearing tomorrow night (Friday, April 24) in what’s billed as ‘an intimate evening of jazz, soul and gospel.’

The Peter Honegan band will be adding to the entertainment with local artist Jenny Ingram-Brown who has sung with the Spice Girls and Luther Vandross.

Joy has worked with some of the biggest names in the business, including Sting, Chaka Khan and Billy Ocean. She also featured on Noel Gallagher’s latest album Chasing Yesterday.

She provided backing vocals on Sting’s The Songs of Sacred Love DVD and album and accompanied him on the Sacred Love world tour.

According to the pundits at SmoothJazzNow: “She knocked the audience dead and got a standing ovation.”

Birmingham-born Joy moved to London when she was 16 and was immediately snapped up by record producer Rod Gammon.

In 1990 she became lead singer with Mocca Soul and went on to record two albums with renowned jazz pianist Jason Rebello.

Her first solo production Summer is Here made number one in the UK Soul Chart in 2010. She followed this with The Rose in Me, an album showcasing 10 of her own compositions.

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