Chrysalis

Chrysalis

Photograph of Kathy Dyson and Cindy Douglas
Fri 21 Feb 2020, 19:30 to 21:30
£10 / £8 concessions
Scottish Storytelling Centre
43-45 High Street
EH1 1SR Edinburgh
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A musical journey charting the lives of women. Kathy and Cindy breathe fresh life into familiar and not so familiar songs, intertwining them with their own original compositions. All the songs share one root: they are written by women; Billie Holiday, Carole King, Joni Mitchell to contemporary songwriters such as Alicia Keyes. Blending soul, folk, blues, jazz, pop and spoken word, they deliver an intimate but compelling show that truly resonates.

Join us in a musical celebration of women narratives. No subject is off limits  Please note that some material touches on abuse so may not be suitable for children.

Touring throughout 2020 and with album scheduled for September 2020.

‘Jazz with a smile on its’ face!’ The Musician.  'Daring and successful' Scotsman

‘Kathy’s guitar work can glow in any setting.’ City Life Magazine. ‘Thoughtful, cogent guitar soloing making pure, wholly enjoyable, entirely unpretentious music’ Jazzwise Magazine

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Cindy Douglas

Cindy Douglas

Originally from the West Coast of Scotland, her musical life began singing gaelic and Burns. A number of years later and Cindy is now recognised as a jazz vocalist and songwriter. She has performed in festivals and venues around the UK with a variety of musicians, including Tim Richards, Graeme Stephens, Konrad Wizniewski and others. Her personality and charm on stage, combined with a voice that’s reminiscent of Ella Fitzgerald and Blossom Dearie, make for an intimate engaging performance for her audience. 

In addition, Cindy delivers workshops on vocal empowerment, both speaking and singing.

Discography:  My New Jive 2012 ; Snow Falls 2017 

Kathy Dyson

Hailing from the North of England, Kathy is a highly revered guitarist, composer and educator.  She has performed throughout Europe and regularly performs in the North West of England and around the UK.  Playing mainly with her husband saxophonist John Dyson but also with esteemed guitarist Deirdre Cartwright, performing their show ‘Remembering Emily Remler’.  Her album with Deirdre was received to wide acclaim.  Most recently she has been working with American guitarist Sheryl Bailey.  

Her work in education, resulted in national recognition when she was awarded Jazz Educator of the Year by the Parliamentary Jazz Awards in 2010.  Recognised as a specialist in Learning Improvisation, Kathy delivers workshops and guest lectures. In addition, Kathy was the first and, to date, only female Chair of the Musician’s Union’s National Executive.

Discography:  Emily Remembered (2011); Night Cafe (2014)