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ConnectsMusic is excited to present its first ever LIVE music event – an exciting selection of UK acts, working in the medium of jazz/gospel/soul genres – not to be missed!


What can you expect?

Black Voices Europe’s finest all-female a cappella quintet  headline this incredible event with their powerful homage to the Nina Simone.


Emily Saunders “queen of UK jazz-fusion” who brings her most powerful work to date, Moon Shifts Oceans.



Live: June 8th 2024, Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry








Founded by Musical Director Carol Pemberton MBE in 1987, Black Voices are proud champions of the Black oral tradition. Their mission is to honour, celebrate, and cultivate this art form.


Black Voices are artists in residence at Warwick Arts Centre and their unique repertoire draws on spirituals, traditional African, Caribbean and English folk songs, jazz, gospel, pop and reggae.


They said:

“Nina Simone is an artist whose uncompromising stance for social inclusion could not be more relevant in today’s climate. Black Voices had the honour of supporting her in concert many times – come and hear extracts from their Nina Simone show which allow us to explore and celebrate her great legacy in a totally new way”.



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Dubbed “UK’s queen of jazz-fusion”, critically acclaimed vocalist, songwriter and producer, Emily Saunders takes any stage by storm, leading her exceptional band of stellar musicians.


Emily balances virtuosity and adventurous musicianship of the highest order, infectious songs reflect on the fragility of people and the strength of connectivity, with a catchy pop sensibility that sees her voice dance around infectious tunes that worm their way into your brain and stay there.


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