Shirley Smart Trio

Shirley Smart – cello
John Crawford – piano
Demi Garcia Sabat – drums
Acknowledged as one of the UK’s most versatile and creative cellists, trailblazing cellist and composer Shirley Smart is equally at home and well versed in jazz, folk, Middle Eastern and World Music, as well as classical, and her music draws upon this rich tapestry of influences.
Drawing on a background of 10 years living in Jerusalem and working with the overlapping worlds of jazz, Arabic, Turkish and North African music, her trio brings these influences together in an evening of vibrant melodies, grooves, swing and lively improvisation
Her current touring album is ‘Long Story Short’, featuring John Crawford on keys, Demi Garcia Sabat on drums, with guests Nikki Iles on accordion, Nicolas Meier on guitar and Orphy Robinson on vibraphone.