Luna Cohen and Thomas Seminar Ford
LONDON Scoff and Banter, Kensington
68-86 Cromwell Road
Scoff & Banter and Edwardian Hotels, EFG London Jazz Festival’s Official Hotel Sponsor, are proud to present a special jazz night dining experience at their Kensington restaurant. Featuring an intimate performance by Luna Cohen and Thomas Seminar Ford, the evening’s guests will be treated to a three course dinner menu, as well as a welcome glass of prosecco on arrival.
Take a trip to the tropics of Brazil with the enchanting sounds of Luna Cohen and Thomas Seminar Ford. The duo presents classic songs from the Samba and Bossa Nova repertoire, original music written by Luna Cohen and an array of music from a variety of regional traditions, exploring the Brazilian musical heritage with a modern twist.
Join Luna and Thomas as they bring the diverse colours of Brazil to London with Luna´s powerful vocals and Thomas´s invigorating sounds, merging a
range of Brazilian styles, rhythms and textures, creating an innovative, exciting musical experience like no other.
Luna Cohen is a singer from Belo Horizonte in Brazil. Her music represents and reflects a rich diversity of Brazilian culture,in which tropical colours, joy and passion combine to produce an unforgettable musical experience.
Luna Cohen has recorded an impressive 4 albums under her name for the well-respected Catalan label Temps Records. She settled in Barcelona in the early 2000's and over the following 10 years went on to establish herself as a Brazilian singer of considerable note within the Spanish musical community. Looking to
broaden her artistic horizons she relocated to London in 2014 and has since found herself in high demand.
Her smooth but powerful vocals have been heard in a variety of high profile venues both in London (The Jazz Café, Ronnie Scott’s, The 606 club and Pizza Express, Dean Street) and in Barcelona (Jamboree, and Nova Jazz Cava). She has also appeared at a number of major international festivals (the EFG London Jazz Festival and the Canary Wharf Jazz Festival in London, and the Mas i Mas Festival and Terrassa Jazz Festival in Spain).
Luna’s band features a brilliant Anglo-Brazilian combination from the finest exponents of Brazilian music in the UK. The quintet’s musical repertoire combines original songs by Luna Cohen with covers from masters of Brazilian music.
In 2012, Luna released her first album "Estrada do Sol”. The following year she won the Enderrock Award for Best New Release in the Jazz category and started performing in some of the most respected jazz clubs and festivals in Spain.
In London, she met the award-winning British guitarist Rob Luft, and a new musical partnership was born. Their partnership formed the basis of Luna´s 4th CD, "November Sky", which was released by Temps Record and launched in 2016 at Mas i Mas Festival in Barcelona. In 2017 it was nominated for the Best Album Award at the MIN - Independent Music Prize in Spain and also for the Enderrock Award in Catalonia.
Luna instantly captures audiences with her sultry vocals and charismatic stage presence. Each song tells a personal story, leaving the listener with a glimpse into her enchanting world.
Thomas Seminar Ford is a guitarist hailing from Birmingham. After spending his teens playing around the UK he moved to Boston to study at Berklee College of Music where he majored in Jazz Composition and Performance.
In the Jazz and Latin world Thomas is busy as a sideman appearing on releases by Reuben James, Judi Jackson, Sam Watts, The Jonathan Silk Big Band, Chris Young’s Orbits and Mike Fletchers Jazz Orchestra. whilst performing at world renown UK jazz clubs and festivals.
We recommend booking early for this show as Scoff & Banter's Jazz Nights sell out quickly.
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