Judi Jackson grew up in Virginia, USA, playing piano and singing in the church choir. At 16 she opened for Mavis Staples, and two years later, teamed with jazz fusionists Snarky Puppy. When she moved to London, she channelled Joni Mitchell, Sade and Erykah Badu into her EP Blame it on my Youth. She was voted Vocalist of the Year at the 2020 Jazz FM Awards. Last year she released her full-length debut album Grace. Jackson’s live show includes her own interpretations of songs from jazz greats Nina Simone, Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald along with her original soul-infused music.