Nancy Ruth - Sangria Jam
“Sangria Jam refers to the way my loves of jazz, flamenco, and latin rhythms come together..."
Nancy Ruth explores her musical relationship with Spain in this upbeat, all-original music concert featuring her five piece band. Having toured Australia and Spain in 2017/8, this critically acclaimed show is sure to surprise and inspire.
Nancy Ruth: piano, voice, original composition
Juan Soto: electric bass
Jose Luis Lastre: guitar
Manuel Olmo: flute, sax, guitar
Toni Mangas: drums and percussion
"Nancy Ruth charmed the audience with her talent, authenticity and sincerity. It was amazing to discover that Nancy had written 99% of the music herself; I don’t think anyone was expecting that." -Diana Allen, Jazz Australia
"She seems to be sucking the marrow out of life, making each song into a celebration of being and of passionately embracing the whole range of human emotions and experience." -Nikos Fotakis, Australian Jazz
Concert Title: Nancy Ruth - Sangria Jam
Description: From Spain: Vocalist/ Composer Nancy Ruth - Sangria Jam.
Nancy Ruth's latest release ‘Sangria Jam’ is a musical journey recounting her life in Spain. Combining her influences of jazz, latin and flamenco, she says: “I write what flows freely… I’m not trying to create a fusion, I just play what I feel. I’m a product of my experience and surroundings.”
Nancy Ruth is a Canadian-born singer, songwriter, and recording artist. A world traveller with a powerful stage presence, she comes alive as she cooks up a very tasty brew of jazz, latin, and flamenco. Her Spanish roots led her to Málaga, Spain, where she has been writing music for nearly two decades, weaving her influences in the Mediterranean breeze.
“Nancy Ruth, a powerful and talented singer, combines together jazz, flamenco and Latin rhythms in a natural way, creating a fresh genre that fits into all three idioms.” – Scott Yanow, Los Angeles Jazz Scene
Full artist Biography: www.nancyruth.com/bio
“Nancy Ruth, a powerful and talented singer, combines jazz, flamenco and Latin rhythms in a natural way, creating a fresh genre that fits into all three idioms.” – Scott Yanow, Los Angeles Jazz Scene
“Sangria Jam not only designs Ms. Ruth as a global storyteller, but also an innovative jazz pedagogue.” - Karl Stober, Cadence Magazine
“Not only does she sing with a confident and warm voice, but she writes all of the songs as well as plays piano… both accessible and hip” - George W. Harris, Jazz Weekly
“An incredible voice that unravels with elegance and fluidity between jazz and flamenco” – Déjame Soñar; Granada, Spain
"She seems to be sucking the marrow out of life, making each song into a celebration of being and of passionately embracing the whole range of human emotions and experience.” - Nikos Fotakis, AustralianJazz.net
"Canadian born Nancy Ruth has a voice like liquid silk and a powerful stage presence that enchants her audience. She now lives in Malaga, Spain and travels the world singing and playing her own music, a scintillating mix of Flamenco and Latin, spiced with her love of Jazz.” - Nikki Fort, The Clothesline - Digital Arts Magazine Australia
Nancy Ruth - Sangria Jam Stage Plot