“A committed, curious and creative musician”
Lauren Kinsella, Irish Jazz vocalist, Improvisor and Composer
South London vocalist, Rowan Flack has been crafting her haunting, sensitive style since her first forays into writing folk inspired songs aged thirteen.
Enveloped by the urban explosion of talent at Croydon’s Brit School, Rowan found her own voice whilst listening to the likes of Astrud Gilberto, Esperanza Spalding and Etta James. After starting jazz piano lessons and discovering the album ‘Belonging’ by Keith Jarrett, Jan Garbarek, Jon Christensen and Palle Danielsson she delved into the depths of jazz and was awarded a place specialising in jazz voice on the jazz course at Trinity Laban Conservatoire.
During Rowan’s third year studying, she was awarded an Erasmus scholarship to Bergen’s ‘Grieg Academy’ in Norway. She worked on a new project for five months and released her first EP in January 2019 ‘New Light Dwelling’. Studying Norwegian folk music as well as feeling inspired by Scandic free jazz has strongly shaped Rowan’s work since.
Since graduating in July 2020 with a BA first-class honours degree Rowan has been working with her group, Giant Folk on new arrangements as well as composing new original material. Her trio’s debut single ‘River Run’ was released on the 28th of March, 2021. It is available on all streaming sites. She is now also taking on a new solo project recording co-written material.
“Distinctive and passionate performer with a strong work ethic”
Malcolm Earle-Smith, Trombonist and Vocalist
Deptford, South London