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Adele M Wilding

Award-winning Adele M. Wilding is a multi-talented singer/songwriter and composer/arranger. In addition to rich, soul-inflected vocals, Wilding’s material showcases her gifts as a songwriter and interpreter of classic jazz, soul and pop standards. She paid her dues on the UK music scene, performing in notable jazz and singer-songwriter venues, inclusive of London and Glasgow. UK highlights include solo and duo performances at the Vortex Jazz Club, London and appearances at the Tavistock Music & Arts Festival, Devon (2006) and the Edinburgh Fringe (2009).

Wilding has released three self-produced, commercial CDs: Emeralds (& Other Little Gems) (2004, Blue Dawn Records/Indie), Sketches On Blue: Limited Edition EP (2005, Blue Dawn Records/Indie) and Portholes & Skylights: Limited Edition EP (2009, ProdiGal Records/Indie). Tracks from all three releases have resulted in excellent reviews and transatlantic appearances in Manitoba. Following the release of the Portholes & Skylights EP, Wilding embarked on live and radio appearances throughout the UK and on international radio to promote the tracks, including listener favourites ‘Atlantic Lament’ and ‘This Deepest Azure’.

Born in Colchester, England to a Barbadian mother and an English father and raised in Canada and Europe, Adele Marina Wilding is a classically trained pianist and contralto. After receiving her BA With Distinction in Modern Languages and Music (Carleton), Wilding studied on language and literature scholarships in Germany and France respectively. She holds a PGCE in Secondary Education (Canterbury Christ Church University). Her musical training culminated in a Master of Arts in Music Education from The Institute of Education (University of London) and the Diploma in Jazz and Popular Music Studies (performance, composition and arranging) from the renowned Goldsmiths College (University of London). Further study in Canada led to mentoring in Vancouver with international jazz singer Dee Daniels.

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”Adele Wilding is unusual in that she not only possesses a beautiful and individual voice but also brings to her music making a keen and informed musical intelligence, daring to go where most other singers fear to tread by understanding and being in control of the minutiae of her compositions at every level.”

~ Roger Cawkwell, Course Leader, Diploma in Jazz & Popular Music Studies, Goldsmiths College, University of London

“Evocative…moving, original music…Adele’s extremely competent writing draws you in!”

~ CD Star Music (Review of Emeralds [& Other Little Gems] CD, Editor’s Choice, June 2004)

“Your ideas are musically wonderful, and they are rendered in such a unique and refreshing way…Your music deserves to be noticed worldwide.”

~ Anna Acevedo Lyman, Canadian jazz vocalist and songwriter

“One of the UK’s leading jazz singer/songwriters and pianists…myriad talents…”

~ EuroClubdeJazz (Review of Emeralds [& Other Little Gems] CD, October 2004)

“Superb artist!”

~ Joao da Penha, Brazilian journalist, music critic and radio host of “Jazz & Bossa Nova”

“Exceptional singer…challenging and engaging arrangements…”

~ Keith Ames, Musician Magazine (Review of Sketches On Blue EP, Summer 2007)

“A prolific entertainer that combines jazz and pop in a very palatable way …a wonderful pianist with soul

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