Sunny Ozell and Nashville duo Striking Matches guest with Jools and the band
Sunny Ozell and Nashville duo Striking Matches guest with Jools and the band. Sunny previews her album, due in 2018, and Striking Matches dazzle with their version of "Crossroads".
Sunny Ozell released her critically acclaimed debut album, 'Take It With Me' in 2015. Songwriting Magazine called "A soulful blend of jazz, blues and Americana", whilst the Mail on Sunday Event Magazine called it "... a gorgeous, moody late-night kind of a record".
Hailing from Reno, Nevada, Sunny began her classical vocal training at 10, and became the only child member of the Reno Opera Company at the age of 12. Following years of educating herself far and wide musically in Blues, Jazz, Latin music and everything else she could get her hands on, it was her move to New York in 2004 which proved a pivotal moment. Immersing herself in the vibrant music scene of the city, her time there helped to create a sound that's indebted to the classic songwriting of old, while imbuing it with a fresh, youthful urgency.
She is married to Sir Patrick Stewart and divides her time between New York and London.
Striking Matches are Sarah Zimmerman and Justin Davis, two exceptional guitarists and singer/songwriters who are regular contributors to the TV series "Nashville". Their live shows feature a jaw-dropping version of the blues standard "Crossroads" which they play with Jools tonight.