Steinway 2-Piano Festival

Dena DeRose + Janette Mason

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Last Show: Monday 25 th March 2024

PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

The Steinway Festival continues here with two more contrasting pairs of piano virtuosos. Slick mainstream jazz and swing US singer/pianist DeRose appears here alongside versatile stylist Mason who deftly blends angular modern sounds and smooth swing. 

Dena DeRose is jazz vocalist and pianist, has recorded 14 CD’s as a leader and has performed at the most respected Jazz Festivals around the world such as Marciac (France), Monterey (CA), San Sebastian (Spain), Santander (Spain), Umbria Jazz (Italy), The North Sea (Holland), Litchfield Jazz (USA), The Stanford Jazz (USA), The Red Sea (Israel), and famous Jazz Clubs and Concert Theaters like The Blue Note (NYC), Birdland (NYC), Pizza Express (Soho, London), Le Duc du Lombards (Paris), Jazz Alley (Seattle), Yoshi’s (USA), Montmartre (Copenhagen), The Widderbar (Zurich), Marian’s Jazz Room (Bern), Auditorio A. Kraus Piano Festival (Gran Canaria), The Orpheum (Graz), Swing Hall, The Pit Inn, and Body & Soul (Tokyo), among others, and has 2 Live Recordings from Jazz Standard (NYC).

Janette Mason is a pianist, composer, arranger, producer and performer with extremely rich and diverse musical credits. She toured extensively throughout the 90s with artists such as Oasis, Pulp and Robert Wyatt and was musical director for Jonathan Ross. Janette has been a mainstay on the British jazz scene for many years and is a recording artist in her own right. Her debut album, Din and Tonic, was shortlisted by Guardian Jazz Critic John Fordham as a contender for "Jazz Album of the Year." January 2009 brought the release of Alien Left Hand, which garnered a Parliamentary Jazz nomination.

Steinway 2-Piano Festival