Musical Director, Ann Day
Ann Day was born in Somerset, but has lived in Whitstable for the last 15 years.
She has studied 3 languages at university and was awarded a BA from the Open University in Humanities, with a focus on music, art, history and religion. She also attended the London College of Furniture, gaining a City and Guilds in furniture restoration.
As a peripatetic music teacher for students of all ages in London and Kent, she first taught samba 25 years ago after studying with London School of Samba teachers.
She has played drums and percussion with many groups and solo artists, in a wide variety of genres, including the Electric/Acoustic Landladies, Lund trio, and Annie Whitehead’s Big Sky 7.
Ann has toured and recorded with, amongst others, avant/fusion/folk group Accordions Go Crazy, US new country singer Heather Myles, Emma Peel Fan Club big band, composer and violinist Sianed Jones and pop group The Daffs.
Favourite music, as well as Brazilian and other worldwide styles, is soul and funk, reggae and zydeco.
Samba Pelo Mar would quite simply not be the same without her!