Bob Dorough

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Last Show: Sunday 19 th March 2017

PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

Bob Dorough is a bona fide jazz legend. He performed and recorded with Blossom Dearie in Paris in the 1950s, his songs have been recorded by Jamie Cullum, Miles Davis, Diana Krall ('Devil May Care'), Mel Torme ('Comin Home Baby'), De La Soul ('3 is the Magic Number'!), and countless others. As a performer he influenced Mose Allison, Mark Murphy and many more singers. As musical director of the US TV series 'Schoolhouse Rock', Dorough (now in his 93rd year!) entertained and instructed millions of unsuspecting children throughout the 1970s and 80s. 

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"There are great jazz singers—Ella, Sarah, Billie, Mel—and then there are deceptively great jazz singers whose rare qualities require a more discerning ear: Fred Astaire, Chet Baker, Mose Allison, Dave Frishberg and, with his hypnotic cat-scratch twang, Bob Dorough. Like his great friend Frishberg, Dorough, now 90, is also a first-tier pianist and songwriter, as well as a gifted arranger. "

Jazz Times, 2014


Saturday 18th March - Steinway 2-piano Festival: Bob Dorough with Simon Wallace (and Special Guests) - Soho


Sunday 19th March - Bob Dorough Trio (with Geoff Gascoyne and Sebastiaan De Krom) - Soho