As part of the Southend Arts Festival Anita will be performing for customers of The Boatyard restaurant 5pm -7pm on Saturday 4th September.
Anita Carmichael internationally acclaimed singer saxophonist and has recently released her first album for 15 years called Lipstick On My Reed, on UK’s leading independent Saxology Records.
The album is full of ballads, funk soul and jazz vibes with Anitas trademark searing sax and soulful vocals. She has collaborated with Fayyaz Virjii from Incognito
and has guested with Shakatak to soul superstar Alex O Neal.
Anita Carmichael has also recorded a Live album in Barcelona, a fabulous live concert recorded in Spain for Spanish TV and Radio in 1998.Under her own name she has already played at festivals in Montreux, Glastonbury Jakarta, San Sebastian, and as opening act for George Benson as well as guesting with Alex O Neal and Shakatak, Jonathan Butler and Fred Wesley.
She was voted one of the top female instrumentalists in the world by JazzLife Magazine in Japan.
“A melodic and entertaining blend of vocals interspersed with some searing sax playing.” (The WIRE, London)