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In this whistlestop tour James Pearson salutes the greats of jazz piano. From early ragtime, Harlem stride to mainstream swing and bebop, secrets of the greats will be revealed as we look at the different playing styles of pianists like Oscar Peterson, George Shearing, Bill Evans, Bud Powell, Thelonius Monk, Jellyroll Morton, Fats Waller to name just a few. Even the famous ‘Count Basie ending’ will be explored!
In addition James will look at some of the aspects of their lives in relation to their work as musician, and as ever, the musical examples will be interspersed with anecdotes in this fun celebration of 100 years of jazz piano.
- 47 Frith St
- W1D 4HT