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Tuesday 19 March / Dydd Mawrth 19 Mawrth

TINA MAY QUARTET

Celebrating Ella & Oscar

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Mae Tina May, y mae ei allu llais a chyfnod hypnotig syfrdanol wedi ennill clod ledled y byd, a disgrifiodd Nikki Iles, yn y Guardian fel "un o'r ffigurau mwyaf adfywiol sydd wedi dod i'r amlwg yn y DU", yn cyflwyno eu darluniau o ganeuon wedi'u dewis â llaw o Repertoire amrywiol Ella Fitzgerald, gan ganolbwyntio ar y cyfarfod clasurol rhwng Ella a chewr y piano, Oscar Peterson.

Gyda gwreiddiau jazz ym Mharis, lle'r oedd yn byw fel myfyriwr, fe wnaeth TINA MAY Gaerloyw ddod i ben yn aml yn perfformio yn aml ar draws y ddinas gyda cherddorion lleol, gan gynnwys y drymiwr jazz chwedlonol, Kenny Clarke, yn ogystal â chanu a gweithredu ochr yn ochr â satirydd y DU Rory Bremner yn y sioe adolygu comedi, "You Are Eiffel But I Like You (!)", a dynnon nhw o Baris i Fringe Caeredin, gan ail-enwi 'Midnight Excess'.

Trwy gydol y 1990au, sydd bellach yn byw yn Llundain, recordiodd 33 o albymau, nifer ohonynt gyda'i chwartet rheolaidd, a oedd yn cynnwys David Newton, Dave Green a Clark Tracey, ac ym 1993 fe wnaeth hi ei berfformiad cyntaf, y cyntaf o lawer, yn Clwb Jazz Ronnie Scott.

Mae enillydd nifer o wobrau, gan gynnwys y categori lleisiol yng Ngwobrau Jazz BT 1998, hefyd wedi derbyn gwobr yn yr Unol Daleithiau ar gyfer "Gwasanaethau Eithriadol i Addysg Jazz". Yn ystod haf 2002 cyflwynodd gyfres o ddeuddeg rhaglen o Ŵyl Jazz Aberhonddu ar gyfer teledu BBC Cymru ac yn 2003 recordiodd ei albwm y byddaf yn ei gymryd Romance, gyda Nikki Iles ar y piano sydd, gyda'u fersiwn o "Come Fly With Me ", Aeth ymlaen i ddarparu'r thema thema i sioe hir-hedfan ITV, "Airline". 

Mae rhai cydweithrediadau nodedig yn cynnwys perfformio yn y DU gyda Cleo Laine a John Dankworth, a chofnodi gyda Ray Bryant gwych y piano UDA yn Stiwdio enwog Rudy Van Gelder yn New Jersey.

Graddiodd NIKKI ILES, enillydd 2017 ar gyfer 'Pianydd Gorau' yn y Gwobrau Jazz Prydeinig, o Goleg Cerdd Leeds ym 1984, a bu'n aros yng ngogledd Lloegr ers sawl blwyddyn, gan berfformio ac ysgrifennu ar gyfer pedwarawd gyda Richard Iles, Mike Walker a Iain Dixon, holl gyd-aelodau'r Gerddorfa Jazz Creadigol, yn ogystal â rhai o'r enwau uchaf yn y wlad yn Wakefield Jazz Club.

Rhwng 1996-97 enillodd Wobr Arbennig John Dankworth a chofnododd dri albwm a fyddai'n nodi dechrau rhai perthnasau cerddorol pwysig: yr albymau deuawd Treasure Trove a Change of Sky gyda Stan Sulzmann a Tina May yn y drefn honno, ynghyd â The Tan Tien gyda Martin Speake. Symudodd un soloydd, cyfansoddwr a threfnwr, Nikki i Lundain ym 1998 ac mae'n parhau i fod yn rym creadigol yn y rheng flaen o jazz Prydain.

"Mae gan Tina May a Nikki Iles berthynas sy'n cymryd partneriaeth rhwng y canwr a'r pianydd i gam ymhell y tu hwnt i'r unig lais a chyfeiliant."

The Observer

Mae cwblhau'r pedwarawd, DAVE GREEN (bas dwbl) yn un o'r cyfeilwyr mwyaf parchus yn y wlad hon ac yn rhyngwladol, yn teithio'n helaeth gyda Scott Hamilton, y Quintet Charlie Watts a chyda'i fandiau ei hun, tra bod y STEVE BROWN (drymiau) yr un mor amlwg Gwobr Jazz Prydain ddim llai na chwe gwaith!

​Tina May, whose astonishing vocal ability and hypnotic stage presence have won her worldwide

acclaim, and Nikki Iles, described in the Guardian as “one of the most refreshing figures to have

emerged in the UK”, present their renditions of hand-picked songs from Ella Fitzgerald's varied repertoire, focussing on the classic meeting between Ella and piano giant, Oscar Peterson.

With jazz roots in Paris where she lived as a student, Gloucester-born TINA MAY soon found herself

performing frequently across the city with local musicians, including the legendary jazz drummer,

Kenny Clarke, as well as singing and acting alongside UK satirist Rory Bremner in the comedy

review show, “You Are Eiffel But I Like You (!)”, which they took from Paris to the Edinburgh

Fringe, re-naming it 'Midnight Excess'.

Throughout the 1990s, now living in London, she recorded 33 albums, many with her regular quartet

which, at the time, included David Newton, Dave Green and Clark Tracey, and in 1993 she made her

debut performance, the first of many, at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club.

A winner of numerous awards including the vocal category at the 1998 BT Jazz Awards, Tina has

also received an award in the United States for “Outstanding Services to Jazz Education”. During the summer of 2002 she presented a series of twelve programmes from the Brecon Jazz Festival for BBC

Wales TV and in 2003 she recorded her album I'll take Romance, with Nikki Iles on piano which, with their version of “Come Fly With Me”, went on to provide the theme tune to ITV's long-running show, “Airline”.

Some notable collaborations include performing in the UK with both Cleo Laine and John Dankworth, and recording with US piano great Ray Bryant at the renowned Rudy Van Gelder Studio in New Jersey.

NIKKI ILES, the 2017 winner for 'Best Pianist' in the British Jazz Awards, graduated from Leeds College of Music in 1984 and stayed on in the north of England for several years, performing with and writing for a quartet with Richard Iles, Mike Walker and Iain Dixon, all fellow members of the Creative Jazz Orchestra, as well as accompanying some the top names in the country at Wakefield Jazz Club.

Between 1996-97 she won the John Dankworth Special Award and recorded three albums that would mark the beginning of some important ongoing musical relationships: the duo albums Treasure Trove and Change of Sky with Stan Sulzmann and Tina May respectively, plus The Tan Tien with Martin Speake. A gifted soloist, composer and arranger, Nikki moved to London in 1998 and

continues to be a creative force in the front ranks of British jazz.

“Tina May and Nikki Iles have a rapport that takes a partnership between singer and pianist

to a stage far beyond mere voice plus accompaniment.” The Observer

Completing the quartet, DAVE GREEN (double bass) is one the most respected accompanists both in this country and internationally, touring extensively with Scott Hamilton, the Charlie Watts Quintet and with his own bands, while the equally illustrious STEVE BROWN (drums) has won a British Jazz Award no less than six times!