An Exclusive Musical Portrait of Oscar Peterson
With James Pearson, Tom Cawley and Bösendorfer pianos at Chappell of Bond Street for The London Jazz Festival
Music lovers – and Oscar Peterson fans in particular – are in for a real treat on November 15th when the historic Piano Hall at Chappell of Bond Street hosts A Musical Portrait of Oscar Peterson. James Pearson and Tom Cawley, two of the best known and most highly acclaimed pianists in British jazz will host this major London Jazz Festival event. Prior to the evening concert James Pearson will also be running a Jazz Piano Workshop during which he'll be letting an audience into many of the secrets of improvisation and Jazz piano technique.
The concert is supported by Bösendorfer pianos – Oscar's favourite piano at the height of his popularity – and will see James, artistic Director at the world famous Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club and a recognised authority on Oscar Peterson, and Tom Cawley pay homage to one of the greatest pianists of all time.
The concert will chart a musical timeline through Oscar Peterson's best loved music, from his early days right through to his heyday as one of the world's most popular, enduring and respected musical giants. Two pianos will be used and James and Tom promise a hugely entertaining and informative evening with humorous anecdotes and amazing music.
Tickets are just £10 but only 100 are available, so now's your chance to book a place for a rare and exclusive up-close-and-personal musical tour de force. Visit www.chappellofbondstreet.co.uk to reserve your place.
The evening concert will be preceded at 4pm with the opportunity to observe/ watch a special two-hour jazz piano workshop led by James Pearson. Young pianists from schools and conservatoires across London will be encouraged by James to delve deeper into the magic of jazz performance and improvisation - taking their skills to a new level. Featuring a host of tips which will help players improve their technique and understanding of jazz, it’ll be an invaluable experience for pianists and audiences alike.
This workshop is free of charge and will also take place in the Piano Hall at Chappells in Wardour Street in the heart of Soho. As with the evening show, tickets are limited and early booking via the Chappell of Bond Street website is strongly advised.
The evening event will commence at 7.30pm, doors open at 7.15pm - the Jazz Piano Workshop will take place between 4.00pm and 6.00pm