Louise Balkwill – ‘I Can’t Give You Anything But Love’

Vocalist Louise Balkwill, originally from Oadby, Leicester, won the Riga Jazz Stage vocal competition in April 2022. She has just released a new video

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Louise writes:

“This new video is the first in a series of three with my new quartet; Chris Eldred (piano), Theo Malka Wishart (bass) and Joshua Walker Martin (drums).

“I’ve always loved writing vocalese and am a huge fan of Sonny Stitt, but this is the first Stitt solo that I’ve written lyrics to – mostly his blowing is so challenging to sing! I decided to sing this for the first round of Riga Jazz Stage 2022, and as it went down so well and is so much fun to sing, I thought it would only be right to share it…I hope you enjoy it!”

LINKS: Louise Balkwill’s album First Class – interview with Nicky Schrire

LJN report on Riga Jazz Stage


Sonny Stitt/ Oscar Peterson

Video produced by Glass Eye Factory

Categories: Videos

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