Part of EFG London Jazz Festival
Trailblazing jazz cellist Shirley Smart is recognized as one of the UKs most versatile and creative string players. Her acclaimed debut album Long Story Short showcases the vast array of her musical influences. Smart draws on her unique background, gained from ten years living in Jerusalem and working with the overlapping worlds of jazz, Arabic, Turkish and North African music, and with artists such as Avishai Cohen, Omer Avital and Yasmin Levy.
“…some of the most inventive use of the cello I’ve heard for some time.” Kind of Jazz
“Shirley Smart can now be considered one of the best improvising cellists in the UK” The JazzMann