One of the new breed of jazz singers, Fleur is known for her velvet tone, imaginative improvisation and sparkling presentation. She enjoys collaborations with many of the UKs top musicians including Gareth Williams, David Newton, Brandon Allen, Frank Harrison to name a few. She performs at many prestigious venues across the UK, including the legendary Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club, 606 Club and Pizza Express Jazz Club, Soho.
Originally classically trained in voice and trumpet, Fleur is now privileged to be a student of The First Lady of British Jazz, Claire Martin, and the collaboration has produced a fine performer with musical intellect and skill as an improviser. Fleur’s influences spanning jazz, soul and blues genres, include Carman McRae, Shirley Horn, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Donny Hathaway and Chris Connor.
”…Stevenson is in possession of a voice which has power – yet she has the control to drop down to a caress in a heart-beat. And she can scat; boy, can she scat!” Sammy Stein, Something Else.
Fleur’s forthcoming album ‘Follow Me’ features arrangements of well known standards, as well as jazz arrangements of some lesser known vintage pop songs. Highlights include a samba arrangement of King Crimson’s ‘I Talk to the Wind’ and a tender jazz ballad treatment of the Presley classic ‘Can’t Help Falling in Love’.
‘Follow Me will be launched at Pizza Express Jazz Club, Soho on Tuesday 2nd July 2019.
“Fleur Stevenson is a wonderful singer with a great musical ear and natural jazz feel.” – Claire Martin OBE