Though she’s only just released her maiden single, ‘Paradise’ – which is available to stream now on all the usual platforms – CHERISE (aka Cherise Adams-Burnett) has already scooped 2019’s Jazz FM Vocalist Of The Year prize. That’s mainly due to her stunning cameo appearances on records by Ashley Henry, SEED Ensemble and Nubiyan Twist. The young singer, whose style fuses soul and jazz elements, also recently appeared at the EFG London Jazz Festival, performing alongside the notable Corinne Bailey Rae and Cecile McLorin Salvant at the Jazz Voice opening gala event.
On January 31st next year, the 24-year-old soulful-voiced Londoner, who cites Sarah Vaughan, Sam Cooke and Toni Braxton as influences, will release a 5-track EP, ‘Paradise.’ Produced by the redoubtable Jason Yarde, it contains two versions of the title song (a full-length iteration and a radio edit) alongsidethe Afro-Cuban-tinged ‘Violet Night,’ ‘Siren Song’ and ‘Felicity.’ Cherise wrote all the material herself and also played flute on some of the tracks, which include strings, horns and woodwind arrangements plus a 15-piece choir.
On February 7th, 2020, Cherise will celebrate the release of her EP with a performance at London’s King’s Place.
‘Paradise’ is out now. ‘Paradise’ EP follows on January 31st, 2020.
Hear ‘Paradise,’ the single, here: