Tuesday, June 25

Late Bloomers Tales – The Jazz Bar

Italian Jazz and soul singer, Anna Vanosi, is fast become a Fringe regular since she came here 4 years ago. Her soulful voice and playful storytelling brighten up the subterranean room of The Jazz Bar. She is no stranger to the venue throughout the year, but during August it seems to be where she lives!

This set is as much a coming-of-age tale as a musical show, Anna draws her life out with lyrical richness, always finding the right song to tell her story, from tourist guide to traveller through Asia, to full time singer, and all dedicated to her Italian Grandma who has always been her guiding light.

The songs when they come are rich and beautifully sung, aided by two talented backing musicians.

Time is different for different things, Anna’s asks, ‘how long does it take water to wear through rock’, and then, ‘how fast is the beating of your heart or the speed of your breath’?

Her rendition of To Make You Feel My Love, towards the end is well worth waiting for

A really enjoyable and relaxing hour of musical contemplation, in the company of a skilled life poet. Before you know it, time has run out! Catch it while you can.

Running time – 1hr

Reviewer: Greg Holstead

Reviewed: 9th August 2023

North West End UK Rating:

Rating: 4 out of 5.