Vocalist, pianist and composer : Denise Mangiardi . Originally from New York and settled in London for the past few years, Mangiardi has written an album inspired by the great melting pot of her home city, combining jazz, folk, blues and latin music. That well of inspiration is allied to her experience as a classical composer and arranger, leading her to write a unique and eclectic album of original songs. Her writing also takes inspiration from songwriters such as Joni Mitchell, Nora Jones and Sade. Denise will be accompanied by the world-acclaimed jazz tenor saxophonist Dave O’Higgins as well as the illustrious Jeremy Brown on bass, Rod Youngs on drums and special guest Judith O'Higgins on Tenor.