Steinway Festival 2017

Mike Westbrook & Jonathan Gee

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Last Show: Wednesday 15 th March 2017

PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

Composer Mike Westbrook is 80 this year. In the spring he celebrated this milestone with the release of the album 'A Bigger Show' with his 22-piece Uncommon Orchestra. Now in complete contrast, he is releasing his first solo piano recording in almost 40 years and we are seeking festival and concert performances in 2017.

As well as performing music from the new album 'Paris', recorded by Jon Hiseman over two nights in front of an audience in Paris, for this unique outing as part of the Steinway 2-Piano Festival, Westbrook is joined by celebrated pianist Jonathan Gee in a series of duets.

"The music unfolds with such grace and elegance that the listener becomes one with its natural flow. You will need to look far indeed to find a more lovely jazz record this year."

Duncan Heining, All About Jazz *****