Part of the EFG London Jazz Festival 2017 at Crazy Coqs.
The beloved comic actor Dudley Moore (1935-2002) was not only one of the UK’s most dazzling and swinging jazz pianists but also a composer of wit and depth.
A true accompanist and big band pianist, Dudley rose to prominence in appearances and recordings with the Johnny Dankworth Orchestra, he then led an outstanding trio on stage, in clubs and concert halls and latterly on TV.
For all the acclaim he received as a comic actor, hilarious and lovable personality, the most interesting thing about Dudley Moore's reputation is how undervalued he is as a jazzman and composer. Chris Ingham's tribute to Dudley frames the context of his quartet's latest, and very welcome project, honouring the music of a prematurely lost and sadly missed jazz hero. The inimitable Dudley was a purveyor of quirky, imaginative jazz originals and the witty music for Bedazzled and 30 Is A Dangerous Age, Cynthia, nuanced movie scores far superior to the movies themselves.
Chris Ingham — piano
Paul Higgs - trumpet
Rev Andrew Brown – double bass
George Double - drums
“Outstanding quartet...inspired solo forays...nifty and concise arrangements" London Jazz News
See this fabulous review from The Guardian.
Performance starts 9.30pm
The EFG London Jazz Festival celebrates 25 years in 2017 and The Other Palace are happy to be hosting a great line up as part of the celebrations. JBGB Events have as in previous years’ put together a brilliant programme of concerts for the Studio from award-winners, all-time great UK musicians to acts from the US and Europe making their EFG London Jazz Festival debuts.
Alongside these acts we are welcoming BBC Young Jazz Musicians of the year who will be performing alongside established musicians.
We hope you can join us for this brilliant line up celebrating the very best of Jazz.