DATE AND VENUE CHANGE: both dates at Servant Jazz Quarters have moved to The Waiting Room on 11 July. Original tickets remain valid.
Introduced to the world through the sparse glory of Morning After Coffee, Kelsey Lu’s soaring and scooping tones alongside blue cello tones were all we needed to get hooked.
The classically trained cellist soaked in the richness of her own voice, manoeuvring it to mirror the strings. Despite her training, Kelsey Lu doesn’t shelter herself with the typical chamber tradition. Counting Dev Hynes, Chairlift’s Patrick Wimberly and Wet as collaborators and performing with Kelela and more, she finds freedom in the warped experimentation of tracks like Bend.
Like Lianne La Havas without the restraints of formal production, this show at The Waiting Room isn’t one to miss.