David Newton

Jazz Solo Piano Series

Thursday April 14

David Newton

Piano SmithfieldLong Lane, Barbican, London

Confirming the jazz solo piano is today in great hands, JBGB Events bring together four of the UK’s greatest living jazz pianists in a 4 weekly concert series in April 2022, in the new venue Piano Smithfield at London’s Barbican, to showcase the wonder that is the jazz piano, and to present our pianists’ different and remarkable jazz solo piano talents.

 

 


 

David NewtonApril 14

David is the UK’s most highly regarded and record breaking award winning jazz pianist – 16 times winner of the Best Pianist in the British Jazz Awards.

Whilst the most in demand accompanist for singers and instrumentalists alike, and the band member most often selected to appear with jazz greats, David is also his own soloist and creative master. 

He played a Solo Piano concert in the 2008 EFG London Jazz Festival at St James Studio.  He has celebrated over 40 years playing duo with the saxophone record breaking award winner Alan Barnes, and played in the 2021 London Jazz Festival with another top award winner Derek Nash and his Acoustic Quartet

He is not only able to swing with a hard driving left hand but also perform delightful heartfelt ballads vowing the most romantic feelings.

His solo recordings of “Tea for Two”, “Sweet Lorraine”, “They Can't Take That Away From Me”, “Have You Met Miss Jones” & “Stompin’ At The Savoy”, among many others, are already collectors items.

David is Principal Lecturer in jazz piano at Leeds College of Music

He remained active throughout the pandemic.

Here’s an example of his strong swinging style with “Luck Be A Lady”

 


The piano is unquestionably the most all encompassing jazz instrument.

With individual notes; scales; arpeggios, chords; tones and harmonics, it’s capable of embracing the widest possible range of feelings and emotions. It’s a challenge for anyone attempting to master its potential.

Over the years many new styles in jazz have been created and been mastered in many different ways, such as Ragtime, Stride, Boogie Woogie, Swing, Modal and many more.

And the genius list of pianists includes, among many others, those who changed the face of jazz:

Dave Brubeck, Bill Evans,  Earl Hines,  Errol Garner,  Herbie Hancock,  James P. JohnsonTeddy Johnson,  Scott Joplin,  Thelonius Monk,  Jelly Roll Morton,  Oscar Peterson,  Bud Powell,  George Shearing,  Horace Silver,  Art Tatum,  McCoy Tyner and Fats Waller.

Please join us for today’s Jazz Masters in this Jazz Solo Piano Series at London’s newest jazz, and already highly rated, venue Piano Smithfield.

 

Doors 6.45pm

Music 8pm

Tickets £20.00

plus £1.50 booking fee

 
 

Other forthcoming events in this series

Jason Rebello
@Piano Smithfield

Jason Rebello

Jazz Solo Piano Series

Thu 7th Apr 2022 8PM Jazz
James Pearson
@Piano Smithfield

James Pearson

Jazz Solo Piano Series

Thu 21st Apr 2022 8PM Jazz
Julian Joseph
@Piano Smithfield

Julian Joseph

Jazz Solo Piano Series

Thu 28th Apr 2022 8PM Jazz