AMY LONDON BIOGRAPHY
Amy London is known and loved in New York City jazz and Broadway circles for her effortless sound, impeccable musicianship and depth of emotion. Her three critically acclaimed Motema CD's as a leader, ‘The Royal Bopsters Project,’ ‘Let's Fly' and 'When I Look In Your Eyes' have led her to engagements in Greece, Russia, Italy, Turkey, France, Brazil, England, Belgium, Czech Republic and Canada, as well as cities across the US. London’s fully seasoned career also includes three years in the 6 Tony award winning Broadway hit 'City of Angels' (singing on its Grammy nominated original cast album), and City Center's production of 'Promises Promises' starring Martin Short, plus tours with Charles Aznavour, Larry Elgart and Tom Browne. Ms London has enjoyed more than 30 years of performing at New York's top rooms, such as Dizzy's, The Rainbow Room, Lincoln Center, Birdland, Blue Note, The Kitano, BB King's, Cornelia Street Café, Jazz Forum, North Square Lounge, Small’s and more. Ms. London’s latest CD, ‘Bridges,’ is a retrospective of her recordings from the 1980’s and 90’s with such jazz stars as Fred Hersch, Bob Mintzer, Darmon Meader, Dr. Lonnie Smith, and more. ‘Bridges’ has received rave reviews and is still enjoying worldwide airplay.
A world renowned jazz educator, Ms. London is one of the principal architects of New School’s Jazz BFA vocal program, and has been faculty there since 1992, and is also vocal jazz faculty at City College CUNY, New School/Veneto Jazz Summer Workshop, and Hofstra University. In 2019, Ms. London commences her 6th year at the Vocal Jazz Academy at Jazz House Kids in Montclair, NJ, a program for teens, co-created/directed with Dylan Pramuk. Ms. London has been directing summer jazz camp vocal programs worldwide since 2003.
The Royal Bopsters Project (motema), featuring Amy London (soprano), Holli Ross (alto), Darmon Meader (tenor) and Dylan Pramuk (bass)
received 4 and 1/2 stars from Downbeat, as well as Best CD’s of 2015 from Downbeat, JazzTimes, Jazziz and Talkin’ Broadway. The CD features this vocal quartet along with 5 of their Bop Singing heroes:
Mark Murphy, Annie Ross, Jon Hendricks, Bob Dorough and Sheila Jordan. It received excellent reviews, and still enjoys weekly airplay, three and a half years after its August 2015 release. Three time Grammy nominated tenor/trombonist/arranger Pete McGuinness has replaced Darmon Meader as the tenor in the quartet. The Royal Bopsters perform regularly in the New York City area, and will be presented at The Newport Jazz Festival with Sheila Jordan August 3, 2019. Their second recording, ‘Party of Four’ is due for release Spring 2020.
About Amy London:
“Swinging and Sophisticated,” New York Times
“An immense talent deserving of national attention,” JazzTimes
“Lovely choice of songs, underdone, but new and imaginative. What I liked best is her showing us what joy is!” Mark Murphy, legendary jazz singer
“Amy London is a world class singer.” Fred Hersch, multi Grammy nominated pianist/composer.