Based in Carshalton, London UK, Silk Road is a Jazz & Blues Ensemble with Jill Whiting on vocals, Graham Field on double bass and John Huttlestone on guitar. Having performed together in the past, as well as part of other bands, Silk Road was formed in 2012 as a result of their love of Jazz and Blues.
With an eclectic collection of songs to their repertoire, Silk Road brings an unique blend of Jazz and Blues; performing classics such as “Black Coffee”, “Fever”, “Summertime” to Disney songs like “Trust In Me” (sung in a slow, sensual style in English and Brazilian Portuguese) to their own original musical compositions.
Influenced by great Jazz and Blues musicians such as the American jazz double-bassist Ron Carter, Sérgio Mendes and Sam Jones to name but a few, bassist Graham keeps a solid foundation for the band to the tune of his double bass.
Raw in emotion but sophisticated in his technique, Graham’s strong sense of Jazz and Blues keeps the band contemporary whilst keeping true to the classics.
Drawing influences from jazz singers such as Ella Fitzgerald, Anita O’Day and Peggy Lee, Jill connects with her audience throughout her performances in her distinctive style and the intimate qualities of her voice.
Attracted to music from an early age, John’s guitar playing echoes influences by musicians such as the great jazz guitarist Django Rheinhardt, John Mclaughlin and Charlie Parker.
Silk Road is available to play at your local and corporate events, weddings, special celebrations, as well as clubs and pubs. For information and availability, please get in touch via the Contact Us Page Here.
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Come join us this afternoon at the Trafalgar Freehouse for some great Jazz & Blues. We’ll be playing from 4pm onwards. Look forward to seeing everyone xo