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Piano Day

Neil Cowley

Neil Cowley posing with a circular light

Before our Piano Day evening concert, contemporary pianist Neil Cowley presents a free lunchtime performance in celebration of the instrument.

Cowley has performed with Brand New Heavies, Zero 7, as a solo artist and as part of Neil Cowley Trio – the group that took home 2007’s Best Album title at the BBC Jazz Awards for their record Displaced (Hide Inside Records, 2006). 'Grace' from their most recent album has been streamed over sixteen million times on Spotify.

Classically trained Cowley has recently announced that the Trio is on hiatus whilst he launches a new solo project, which debuted at the Barbican in early March 2018 supporting Roy Ayers.


 a huge crowd of young people listening to a dj play music somewhere in east london

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