Bruce Barth Trio featuring Peter King

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Last Show: Thursday 18 th August 2016

PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

Bruce Barth is without doubt one of the great jazz pianists of our time. Deeply rooted in the jazz tradition, his music reflects the depth and breadth of his life and musical experiences. He has had extended collaborations with Tony Bennett, Terell Stafford, Luciana Souza, Stanley Turrentine, Steve Wilson and David Sánchez and was a long standing member of the Terence Blanchard Quintet. In 1992, Bruce played piano on-screen in Spike Lee’s 'Malcolm X'. Tonight is an extra special occasion. The performance will be filmed and recorded for an album to be released on the Miles Music label. Making a very special appearance as guest soloist is UK Jazz Legend Peter King. Join us and be part of a piece of musical history in the making.

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“Pianist Barth digs deep to his true soul in the keyboard language….. self-assured and full of ideas…...” Downbeat "I have a great love for excellent musicians and Bruce Barth is one of my favourites" Tony Bennet

Jazz pianist and composer Bruce Barth has been sharing his music with listeners the world over for more than two decades. Deeply rooted in the jazz tradition, his music reflects both the depth and breadth of his life and musical experiences. In addition to traveling widely performing his own music, he has also performed with revered jazz masters, as well as collaborated with leading musicians of his own generation. And most notably, his performances feature material from his large book of very powerful and imaginative original compositions, written in a voice that is both deeply personal and expressive. In a recent review in the Newark Star-Ledger, Zan Stewart writes “No one sounds quite like Barth. His solos are characterized by robust swing, his ability to tell a story, and by his rich, beguiling sound.”

Bruce has performed on over one hundred recordings and movie soundtracks, including ten as a leader. He is equally at home playing solo piano (American Landscape on Satchmo Jazz Records), leading an all-star septet (East and West on MaxJazz), and composing for a variety of ensembles. His trio has recorded live at the legendary Village Vanguard in New York City, and he recently released a new DVD, Live at Café del Teatre, on Quadrant, recorded live at the Lleida Jazz Festival in Catalunia.

Band Lineup

Bruce Barth (piano)

TBC (bass)

Stephen Keogh   (drums)

Peter King (alto saxophone)