I have two upcoming solo piano gigs, both of which will feature the mixture of early piano jazz, avant garde jazz and points in-between that characterized my recent solo piano album Friendly Ghosts (Efpi 2017).
The first is on Friday November 2nd, 19.00 – 21.00 in Manchester at the Cross Street Unitarian chapel, Cross Street, Manchester M2 1WL. I’m on a double bill with the wonderful Canadian pianist Francois Bourassa and his quartet. The piano at the chapel is lovely, and the evening promises to be a great one. I’m going to do a piece on Indian harmonium too, to mark my forthcoming EP on Efpi Records (the EP is of me playing Dulcitone, accordion, toy piano and harmonium. Further details to be announced!). Here’s a link to the Facebook event page:
The second is a big one; I’m sharing a concert with Ethan Iverson and Alex Hawkins as part of Ethan’s London Jazz Festival residency at King’s Place. We’ll be exploring early British jazz and syncopated music as well as our take on later developments. I’m learning some Billy Mayerl and working on a Ray Noble tune, among other things. Can’t wait! Ethan and Alex are among the most interesting jazz pianists around at the moment, so it’s set to be a hugely enjoyable afternoon. Here’s a page with details:
Hope to see you at one of those!