BopFest Jazz Festival: Alex Bryson - "The Art of the Piano Trio"

Toulouse Lautrec, 140 Newington Butts, Kennington
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This event ended on Sunday 24th of November 2019
Admission

£15

Venue Information

Brasserie Toulouse Lautrec
Newington Butts, SE11 4RN

Nearest Stations

Kennington 0.18 miles

Website

http://www.bopfest.co.uk

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Alex Bryson - piano
Simon Read - bass
Matt Fishwick - drums

Rounding off the piano trio thread running through BopFest, Bryson is a dynamic young pianist and rising star on the UK jazz scene who has spent several years living in NYC and thriving as a musician on the scene there.

He has recently returned to his native UK to establish himself as one of the leading lights of his generation, attracting attention for his approach in creating fresh interest in the 1950s school of swinging bop piano.

His trio is rooted in the tradition, playing arrangements of standards and reviving compositions from the books of Tommy Flanagan, Walter Davis, and Ray Bryant. They have recently recorded their first album, which is due to be released later this year.

The lineup features renowned UK bassist Simon Read (Stacey Kent) and the highly acclaimed Matt Fishwick on drums whose credits include recording dates with the great Cedar Walton and bassist George Mraz.

Alex has a strong background as a classical pianist, studying with Yonty Solomon and Philip Fowke. While living in New York he attended Mannes College, The New School (Nina Svetlanova), the Aaron Copeland School of Music (Mory Ritt), and studied with Barry Harris, Jeb Patton, Michael Weiss, Antonio Hart and Dennis Mackrel.

He has worked with Grant Stewart and Chris Cheek, and as a member of the Marie-Claire Giraud Quintet alongside Dwayne Clemons, Murray Wall and Luke Decker.

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