Singer happy to build on reputation

NYC soul/folk musician, Jazz Morley'''Photo credit:  Sandrine Lee''''''''11morley
NYC soul/folk musician, Jazz Morley'''Photo credit: Sandrine Lee''''''''11morley
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FOR most of us, our singing careers end where they begin: the nativity play. But Dorset-born Jazz Morley took her singing beyond her formative years and has since built up a reputation as an emotive, warm, evocative singer.

And in the past 18 months, Morley’s vocal style has started to turn the heads of industry figures, attention that recently culminated in her recording at Abbey Road Studios as part of the BBC Introducing Masterclass.

BBC3 invited Morley to contribute to on-line content of the extraordinarily moving documentary Our War, marking the ten-year anniversary of the war in Afghanistan. The singer was also invited to perform at London 2012 Olympics and the Paralympics opening ceremonies.

Then, inevitably, festival invites also arrived with The Great Escape, Isle of Wight, Greenbelt, Guilfest, Redfest and Wychwood among the key events in Morley’s summer schedule.

And now, she is embarking on a nationwide 44-date tour followed in support of her debut, Stories. The tour features a show at the Greystones, Greystones Road on Sunday.

Rachael Clegg