EFG London Jazz Festival 2023

Charlie Stacey

PizzaExpress Live (Holborn)

One of the UK’s leading keys players, Charlie Stacey improvisational skills are unmatched. Known for his work with Yussef Dayes and fellow Tomorrow Warriors alumni such as Moses Boyd and The Ezra Collective. Stacey’s technical prowess and ability to jump between genres has quietly gained the young pianist a reputation as one of the most advanced players around.



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On his debut solo album ‘The Light Beyond Time’, released this year, Stacey fuses jazz-piano virtuosity with dark synth textures and grooves on a direct-to-disc, one take recording for Night Dreamer Records. Alongside his regular band of Oscar Ogden (drums), Tom Driessler (bass) and Jay Phelps (trumpet), Stacey was joined in the studio for the first time by vocalist Vula Malinga – who has performed with Basement Jaxx and Incognito – and Holland-based Senegalese percussionist Mamour Seck. Together, the group forged four sprawling jams from the white heat of the direct-to-disc recording process.

Stacey returns to Holborn and the EFG London Jazz Festival for the first time since his triumphant appearance as part of Gilles Peterson’s Selected series in 2021.