London-born, Lancaster-based singer, songwriter, and musician Bryony Jarman-Pinto seamlessly blends enchanting vocals and spellbinding jazz-infused melodies with intricately crafted and personal lyrics, drawing inspiration from soul and folk influences.

Bryony Jarman-Pinto moved to Penrith, Cumbria in the North West of England with her family when she was 8; “there was a big culture shock being part of a handful of BAME children in the town” she explains. With both of her parents as musicians, Bryony grew up surrounded by the art form, attending singing workshops with her mum from a very young age. Taking inspiration from the jazz vocalists and jam musicians she used to fall asleep listening to as a child, there is a jazz core at the heart of her music. 

Bryony’s musical odyssey took a pivotal turn at BlueJam Arts, where she met long-time friend and collaborator Tom Leah, AKA Werkha, whilst playing in bands. Later, during her Painting and Printmaking studies at Glasgow’s School of Art, it was Tom who encouraged Bryony back towards music. Together, they embarked on an exploration of electronic sounds and Bryony’s softer vocal improvisation. It was during this time that Bryony wrote and recorded the vocal line for Werkha’s track “Sidesteppin”, which pricked up the ears of tastemakers including the influential Gilles Peterson. The track earned its place on Peterson’s esteemed Brownswood Bubblers compilation and was subsequently featured on Werkha’s “Beacons” EP. Not long after, another co-written Werkha single “Dusk”, gained notably heavy daytime airplay from BBC 6Music’s Lauren Laverne.

This period of creativity laid the foundation for her debut album, ‘Cage and Aviary’, released in 2019. Crafted in collaboration with Werkha, the album seamlessly weaves personal reflections with broader global issues. Bryony’s sophisticated songwriting, characterised by harmonious vocals layered with jazz, soul, and folk elements, resonated with major tastemakers and critics alike, earning praise from the likes of Jamz Supernova (BBC 6Music), Laurent Garnier (Worldwide FM), Robert Elms (BBC Radio London), John Kennedy (Radio X) and Jeremy Sole (KCRW), and received praise from publications including EARMILK, Dummy, Clash, The Telegraph, Bandcamp Weekly and PopMatters. 

Beyond her solo endeavours, Bryony has been remixed by dego, Wu-Lu, Footshooter,  Wonky Logic and Jesse Fischer since releasing her LP. She collaborated with Duke Hugh on a Boomerang Records compilation ‘Global Sounds’ alongside the likes of Mark de Clive-Lowe, Yazmin Lacey and Afronaut Zu

Bryony’s magnetic presence in the music scene has not gone unnoticed, her live performances have left an indelible mark at venues such as Albert Hall, Ronnie Scott’s, Hootananny Brixton and The Hackney Social, Band on The Wall, Roundhouse, Ghost Notes, and Islington Assembly Hall, as well as festivals including Shambala, Kendall Calling, Boomtown, Love Supreme and Brick Lane Jazz Festival amongst others.  Notably, she shared the stage with the legendary Roy Ayers at the Union Chapel and was handpicked for a performance at Tobacco Docks as part of a BBC Introducing showcase, solidifying her status as, in the words of Tony Minvielle from Jazz FM, “the full package”.

‘Below Dawn’ is the highly anticipated second studio album from singer-songwriter Bryony Jarman-Pinto. Exploring sentimental themes of societal change, untapped emotions, and the profound journey of pregnancy and motherhood, the album radiates intimacy, a testament to Bryony’s evocative songwriting. The deeply personal and transformative narrative unfolds with each of the 12 tracks, delivered with her uniquely symphonious vocals and signature jazz-inspired compositions. ‘Below Dawn’’s production is helmed by Ben Lamdin, also known as label-mate Nostalgia 77, renowned for his work with artists like Jamie Cullum, Alice Russell, and Jeb Loy Nichols.

Bryony Jarman-Pinto sings on a purple washed stage. Her hair is tied back and she is wearing a striped top and jeans. She is holding a mic to her mouth
Bryony Jarman-Pinto smiles on a busy stage washed in red light. She has a sign saying 'Ghost Notes' behind her and is playing a percussion instrument.