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  • Writer's pictureRosie G.

Joy Ellis

Nothing is more captivating than a beautiful piano solo. Jazz pianist Joy Ellis from London, U.K. plays with such beauty that her piano solos leave me enthralled. She not only plays the piano but is also a composer and vocalist. Her voice is unique and hard to compare to other jazz vocalists. She is a graduate of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and since her graduation has been playing at many jazz festivals throughout Europe. She describes her music as a mix of jazz with groove music and classical but I also hear some blues and soul in her compositions as well. Joy Ellis has been playing the piano since she was nine years old and she has admired French composer, Claude Debussy for his use of harmony and chords.

This artist you can say fell into the jazz world by accident. During her early days playing gigs at pubs, she was asked to play jazz because she knew some of Norah Jones's music. She admits she was terrified but it made her want to delve into jazz music more and more. She made her debut in 2017 with her album, Life On Land and I love the song The Jazzman. The rhythm and the story behind it grabs you from the first note. She followed it up with the album, Dwell which is more vocal jazz, and this past March she released her third album, Peaceful Place. This third album is all instrumental and she is joined by her trio. It spotlights her impeccable piano playing and beautiful melodies. Check out the song, Day of Rest with its smooth bass intro and the song Silver Linings, so clean and fresh in sound. Go out and buy this album every track is amazing, support independent music and musicians worldwide. Happy listening!




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