Up and coming young jazz duo make a break from city gigs

Ellie Bignall at Bedford Arms. rwHXhitNYhelgXGiavOw
Ellie Bignall at Bedford Arms. rwHXhitNYhelgXGiavOw

Two highly skilled young musicians promise to deliver a strong performance at the next jazz night at the Bedford Arms.

Although new to the jazz scene, Ellie Bignall and Ralph Wyld are making quite an impression in London and will be in Bedford on Monday, December 29.

Ellie is an up and coming jazz singer. Studying at Trinity College of Music with Brigitte Beraha, Ellie has performed across London, including at the Spice of Life, Oliver’s Jazz Bar, Proud Camden and St Anthony’s Jazz Club to name a few, and has sung with the Rick Simpson Trio, Reuben James, Ralph Wyld and the National Youth Jazz Orchestra. Ellie has been influenced mainly by Anita O’Day, Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan.

Ralph Wyld is an award winning vibraphonist, percussionist and composer who has performed, and had his music performed, in the Royal Albert Hall, the Royal Festival Hall, the Barbican, Ronnie Scott’s and at Cheltenham Jazz Festival. A former principal percussionist of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, Ralph has toured Europe, Brazil and China, and featured in performances on BBC TV and radio. He plays with, amongst many others, Troyk-estra, the Sam Eagles Quartet, the Tim Richards Hextet and Rick Simpson’s Klammer. Ralph studies at the Royal Academy of Music, where he regularly has the opportunity to work with outstanding musicians such as Jim Hart, Joe Locke, Stan Sulzmann, John Hollenbeck, Django Bates and Dave Holland. Completing the line up will be Tom Moore on Bass and Mark Hale on drums and hosting the evening. The evening starts at 8.30pm.