Flying in from their USA base, and returning to Dean Street by popular request, come Stephanie Trick and Paolo Alderighi, among the greatest living jazz pianists, for two concerts of spectacular classic jazz in the stride, ragtime blues and boogie woogie traditions.
These “must get to” 2020 concerts follow on from their previous sold out UK concerts in the the 2016 London Jazz Festival at The Other Palace; in the Steinway two pianos festival at Dean Street in 2017; a return to Dean Street in 2018 and their 2019 two-pianos tour-de-force at St Johns Smith Square in the recent EFG London Jazz Festival.
These two concerts, featuring different and distinctive programmes, are dedicated to the rich variety of early jazz and early American popular music:
Tin Pan Alley, Broadway and Hollywood in stride and swing.
Stephanie and Paolo present their fresh arrangements of tunes from the Great American Songbook, taking the audience through the rich history of the Golden Age of
Broadway and Hollywood. The repertoire covers tunes from the '20s, '30s, '40s and '50s. The concert will alternate piano solos in the stride piano and swing piano styles with original arrangements for four-hands.
Stephanie Trick and Paolo Alderighi keep the legacy of classic jazz piano alive with their piano solos and brilliant four-hands piano arrangements. Their duo project is an evening of pure entertainment not only with songs from the swing era and drawing on the Harlem stride and ragtime traditions but also includes their interpretations of popular songs. And here they are showing just how serious jazz talent can be loads of fun too.
The concerts include "KeyboardCam" which allows every seat in the house to see the Pianists hands.
“They blend humour and showmanship with impeccable technique and mature musicality” – William Pemberton
“Their playing is very complementary and mutually inspiring with plenty of fireworks along the way” – Scott Yanow
Doors open at 7pm
Music at 8.30 pm
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