AN AWARD-WINNING jazz musician will perform at Allendale village hall next month.

Zoe Gilby, award-winning vocalist and songwriter, will perform an evening of music with her quartet at the village hall on Sunday, March 20 at 7.30pm.

Winner of the Parliamentary Awards for Jazz Vocalist of the Year in 2019, the Tynedale-based artist will perform unique covers combined with original songs.

They were composed and will be performed with her husband, Andy Champion, a double bassist.

The concert is part of the Highlights Rural Touring Scheme, which brings live events to Cumbria, County Durham and Northumberland, and will see the singer deliver a mixture of songs with her unique and dramatic musical flair. 

Kate Lynch, Director at Highlights, says: "Zoe Gilby is fast becoming one to watch in the UK jazz music scene. Her latest album has received fantastic critical acclaim and we are delighted to be able to bring Zoe and her amazing musicians to a rural audience."

Gilby's repertoire includes an extensive combination of contemporary composers, from Kate Bush to Pink Floyd and her own interpretations of jazz standards.

Her eclectic tastes derive from influences such as Sheila Jordon and Joni Mitchell. Her latest album, Aurora, is inspired by instrumental compositions of Grammy nominated US trumpeter, Tom Harrell.    

Tickets are £11 per adult and £7 per child.