Nia Lynn

Nia is highly trained and experienced within her field. Her passion for the music and the craft of song keeps Nia's performances fresh and interesting, and makes her one of the most exciting jazz singers on the scene today.

Nia Lynn moved from her home in Wales in 1999 to study Jazz In London. She graduated from the 'Guildhall School of Music & Drama' as a Bachelor of Music specialising with tutors such as Anita Wardell, Lee Gibson, Simon Purcell and Pete Churchill. Since then Nia has been an active member of the London Jazz scene. She has appeared alongside many of the big names of the contemporary Jazz scene, and has sung at venues such as Ronnie Scott's (she was featured in Ronnie Scott's Magazine in an article by Jim Godbolt called 'Older Generation... Young Blood', comparing established Jazz names with the rising generation of Jazz musicians). She has also performed at The 606 Jazz Club, The Spice of Life, The Round House at The Bedford, The Bull's Head, The National Theatre, and Pizza on The Park. Her newest project 'The Bannau Trio' (with Flautist Gareth Lockrane and Pianist Ross Stanley) have appeared in Jazz Festivals such as Swanage, Pontypool, Brecon, Cheltenham Fringe and she has also headlined at the Cyprus "Paradise" Jazz Festival.

Her four years of intensive Jazz training means that Nia is a competent improviser and has an instrumental approach to her already unique singing style. Her love for the lyrics and craft of standards keeps Nia's repertoire fresh and interesting.

Stylistically she manages to merge a traditional approach to the American Song Book with her own original arrangements of standards with a new take on the folk and song writing side of her repertoire without losing her own unique sound and love of vocal improvisation.

Along side her performance career Nia also enjoys and has a unique approach to teaching. She teaches Jazz at the Glamorgan and Mediterranean Summer Schools and at the Welsh College of Music and Drama, Guildhall school of Music & Drama. And she has recently joined the staff at The Trinity College of Music.

In Summer 2007 she successfully achieved a Distinction for her Master of Music Award form the Guildhall School of Music and Drama for a piece of multi-media cross-art theatre performance piece which included a deconstruction of one of her own compositions.

Currently Nia and her trio (with Gareth Lockrane and Ross Stanley) The Bannau Trio are about release of their second album with 33jazz. Creating a world full of standard, original and folk repertoire starring special guest John Paricelli, to be released in Autumn 2008 followed by a Jazz Services tour of the UK. The Bannau Trio's First Album is available on iTunes, or at 33jazz.com

   
 
nia lynn and the bannau trio
 

For more information:

nialynn2002@yahoo.co.uk

07 712 619 176

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