Multifaceted artist Sylvie Rose Heath unveils debut EP ‘Sunshine Still Off’

Under Sylvie Rose's production, the EP features three compositions that oscillate between pastoral reflection and infectious rhythms, adorned with thematic motifs and improvisational flair.
14 March 2024

A fusion of jazz, Brazilian grooves, and untamed inspiration

Sylvie Rose Heath, a multifaceted artist, producer, adventurer, and founder of Creative Heights, draws inspiration from the untamed wilderness surrounding her upbringing on the outskirts of Dartmoor. Now, she unveils her stunning debut EP titled Sunshine Still Off. In this compact yet precious musical offering, listeners are led to a captivating soundscape drenched with jazz and Brazilian grooves

Tracks like EP’s title track Sunshine Still Off and the equally standout tunes Lychee and Pot of Gold, serve as a testament to Sylvie’s forward-facing approach to jazz, infused with influences from her personal journey amidst a changing world. With deep-rooted connections to contemporary jazz and Brazilian music scenes, this comes after her extensive research and experiences, including riveting trips to Rio de Janeiro and Caraíva, Bahia.

Under Sylvie Rose’s production, the EP features three compositions that oscillate between pastoral reflection and infectious rhythms, adorned with thematic motifs and improvisational flair. As the bandleader of the Sylvie Rose Quintet, Sylvie orchestrates a harmonious collaboration with fellow musicians, including Anton Hunter on guitar, Adam Fairhall on keys, Richard Young on drums, and Stuart Eastham on bass. Together, they craft a fusion of Brazilian influences and English sensibilities, echoing jazz luminaries like Flora Purim and Joyce, with a unique twist. The recording, mixing, and mastering were expertly handled by James Thorne, while Sylvie Rose herself shines on flute, vocals, and compositions.

Beyond her musical pursuits, Sylvie engages in research projects that explore the intricate connections between identity, space, and place within traditional Brazilian music and art forms. These explorations, intertwined with the ethos of Creative Heights, enrich the thematic depth of her compositions, offering a profound journey of self-discovery and musical exploration. Through Creative Heights, she intertwines outdoor exploration with artistic expression, harnessing nature’s beauty and challenges to drive her music and creative endeavors.

Sunshine Still Off stands as a captivating testament to Sylvie Rose’s artistic vision and her steadfast dedication to uniting nature, adventure, and the arts.

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