Alec Dankworth’s Spanish Accents

featuring the flamenco dancing of Ollie Giffen

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Last Show: Saturday 8 th April 2017

PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

The spirit, fragrances and above all the sounds and music of Andalucía are transported, on this Saturday night, to Dean Street. A 2016 winner at the British Jazz Awards, Alec Dankworth leads an all-star line-up in sharing his long-standing love of all things Spanish. The music of greats such as Pat Matheney, Chick Corea and Rodrigo are reinvented alongside traditional folk songs and originals, with flamenco rhythms and the flamenco dancing of Ollie Giffen creating an authentic taste of Spain on the PizzaExpress stage. 

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“Spanish tinged jazz full of colourful and imaginative arrangements plus sparkling playing from all concerned. A triumph for Dankworth and his highly talented team.”

The Jazz Mann

A heady mix of top British players create this passionate and exciting Spanish Accents music, with Alec Dankworth - double bass leading the ensemble, supported by the youngest of the continuing Dankworth generation Emily Dankworth – vocals, Rowland Sutherland – flute, Mark Lockheart – saxophones, Chris Allard – guitar & Demi Garcia – percussion.

Band Lineup

Alec Dankworth (double bass)

Emily Dankworth (vocals)

Rowland Sutherland (flute)

Mark Lockheart (saxophones)

Chris Allard (guitar)

Demi Garcia (percussion)