2 Pianos, 6 Pianists, 12 Hands & 60 Digits

Steinway Piano Festival

Monday March 14

2 Pianos, 6 Pianists,
12 Hands & 60 Digits

At Pizza Express Jazz Club, Dean Street, London 

After two sensational and much appreciated concerts in the 2016 and 2018 London Jazz Festivals, our 2 Pianos, 6 Pianists, 12 Hands & 60 Digits concert then arrived at Dean Street for the Steinway Two Pianos Festival in 2020

We return to present an evening of stunning, original performances and improvised piano magic, and above all pure entertainment from 6 of the UK’s greatest jazz pianists.

The evening will feature a range of piano styles, including Harlem stride, ragtime, boogie-woogie, gospel, blues, swing, be-bop & modal.

You will enjoy solo piano performances from all six, along with pre-planned duets and rotating duets showcasing every pianist improvising with the other five in turn, concluding with a manic improvised finale featuring all six together.

The jazz great pianists performing in the Steinway Festival are:-

Rob Barrondescribed as “one of the most creative and versatile pianists of his generation”, released his first album as leader “What’s In Store” to critical acclaim in 2016, with a piano style evoking his passion for the American tradition, citing Wynton Kelly, Cedar Walton and Hank Jones as major influences. He is a professor of jazz piano at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

Tom Cawley - has performed worldwide – with some of the country’s leading artists, most notably Peter Gabriel, with whom he has also recorded two albums and a live DVD. He  has performed, recorded and broadcast extensively over the last ten years. Tom leads the house band at Ronnie Scott's club, and is a professor of jazz piano at the Royal Academy of Music.

Graham Harvey - studied jazz piano for five years in the eighties in the USA. Returning to the UK  he spent 11 years as musical director for jazz funk band Incognito. For the past eight years he has been the pianist for Grammy nominated singer Stacey Kent and regularly plays with the Dave O’Higgins quartet.

Chris Inghampossible our greatest singer/pianists, widely recognised for his concerts of the life, times and music of performers such as Stan Getz and Dudley Moore together with music writers such as Hoagy Carmichael, Rodgers & Hart and many more. His music  arrangements for his band REBOP and his most successful Jazz At The Movies make for regular sold out concerts.

David Newtonis the most  respected pianist working with the finest vocalists and instrumentalists in European jazz. He is, in the late Sir John Dankworth’smemorable phrase, “a National treasure”. His duets with vocalist Claire Martin and also with saxophonistAlan Barnes  are evenings of wonder. David has been voted the best pianist  in the British Jazz Awards for an a record breaking 15 times.

Gareth Williamsis one of the most intensely creative, dynamic and exciting performers in the UK. He has been described as "a fantastic improviser" by John Fordham in The Guardian and Jazzwise observed "Gareth is the embodiment of creative energy, a physical player who gets wrapped up in his work, with a keyboard command that's both impressive and well-directed" 

 

A most entertaining evening for lovers of great improvised jazz” - The Hoste of Jazz 

 

Doors at 7pm

Music at 8.30pm

Tickets £27

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Other forthcoming events in this series

Julian Joseph and Jason Rebello Return - 7pm
@Pizza Express Live: Dean Street
Sat 12th Mar 2022 7PM Jazz
Julian Joseph and Jason Rebello Return - 9.30pm
@Pizza Express Live: Dean Street
Sat 12th Mar 2022 9.30PM Jazz