Tony Kofi and Ian Shaw - Strayhorn

PX Records Album Launch for 'An Adventurous Dream, the Music of Billy Strayhorn & Duke Ellington'

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PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

This show launches one of our favourite albums to date on the PX Records label.  A truly magical album recorded live at the PizzaExpress Jazz Club in June 2023.

Ian and Tony are joined by Barry Green, piano, and Dave Green, bass, in a celebration of the songs of two pivotal jazz giants: bandleader, pianist and composer, Duke Ellington; and the openly gay lyricist, pianist, composer and close friend of Martin Luther King and Lena Horne - Billy Strayhorn.

This show with these four UK jazz superstars takes in some of the best swinging tunes and stunning ballads ever written, from the composers of ‘Take The ‘A’ Train’, 'Sophisticated Lady’ and the seminal ‘Lush Life’.


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Band Line Up

Ian Shaw (vocals)

Tony Kofi (alto)

Barry Green (piano)

Dave Green (bass)