Helena Kay performs in Fife fish and chip shop

Helena Kay

Helena Kay has recently performed in a Fife fish and ship shop as part of their ENF Retreat. Along with bass player Calum Gourlay, Helena turned to Anstruther Fish Bar for their improvised musical reflections on the places, their sound and atmosphere. They also filmed at the town’s Dreel Hall, and Crail Airfield Cinasium, and all three performances were captured in a film which launches today (June 27) as part of the East Neuk Festival.

Helen’s upcoming concerts include:

July 2 – Zoe Rahman Octet, Love Supreme

July 14 – Martin Kershaw Quintet play Lee Konitz, Edinburgh Jazz Festival, St Brides

July 15 – Helena Kay and Alan Benzie duo, Edinburgh Jazz Festival, St Brides

July 16 – Ben MacDonald, Glad Cafe, Glasgow

July 17 – Zoe Rahman, Edinburgh Jazz Festival, St Brides

July 20 – Rachel Lightbody, Edinburgh Jazz Festival, St Brides

August 20 – Zoe Rahman Octet, Brecon

September 6 – Zoe Rahman Octet, Kings Place, London

September 12 – Zoe Rahman Octet, Watermill Jazz, Dorking

September 16 – Seonaid Aitken Ensemble, Lochwinnoch

September 21 – Zoe Rahman Octet, Birmingham

Helena Kay is a tenor saxophonist and composer based in London. Originally from Perth, Scotland, they moved to London in 2012 to study at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, graduating in 2016 with a First Class Degree in BMus Jazz (Hons). During their time studying, they were awarded the Young Scottish Jazz Musician of the Year Award (2015). In 2021, they were selected to become a City Music Foundation Artist.


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