Neil Cowley Trio

with the Goldsmiths (Big) Strings

17 November 2012 / 14:00

£7.50 -12.50

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Neil Cowley is a blazingly original pianist/composer with a subversive take on the traditional jazz piano.

Today’s London Jazz Festival performance is the culmination of a never-been-done-before project created in collaboration with Goldsmiths College. Together with violinist/arranger Julian Ferraretto, Cowley aims to turn the way classical music is learned and played on its head.

Cowley and Ferraretto will challenge a specially-assembled 30-piece ‘big strings’ orchestra to cast aside the principles of classical music, and replace with the theory of jazz improvisation and playing by ear, bringing new life to music from the trio’s highly acclaimed 2012 release, The Face of Mount Molehill, as well as material specially composed for the concert.

'It's hard to resist its eager warmth, and invitation to dance' ★★★★ Guardian

Neil Cowley Trio is nominated for UK Jazz Artist of the Year at the inaugural Jazz FM Awards 2013

Listen to an exclusive interview with Neil Cowley

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