Ronnie Scott’s Club pianist to perform in Welwyn Garden City

10:58 19 January 2014

Pianist James Pearson will be appearing at Herts Jazz Club in Welwyn Garden City

Pianist James Pearson will be appearing at Herts Jazz Club in Welwyn Garden City

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An acclaimed pianist will be swapping Ronnie Scott’s famous London jazz club for Welwyn Garden City this weekend.

The James Pearson Trio will appear at Herts Jazz Club, at the Hawthorne Theatre complex, tonight (Sunday) from 7.30pm.

A truly remarkable pianist, James has been resident at Ronnie Scott’s Club for some years now, rubbing shoulders with some of the biggest names in the business.

His work as a jazz musician has taken him all over the world and his trio recently played a four-night run at Birdland Jazz Club in New York.

His fine piano playing and arrangements can be heard on more than 50 albums.

Among the many people James has worked with are Dame Cleo Laine, Maria Ewing, Marian Montgomery, Petula Clark, Kevin Spacey, John Wilson, Elvin Jones, Wynton Marsalis, Joss Stone, Dave Stewart, Buddy Greco, Johnny Griffin, Joseph Horowitz, Richard Rodney Bennett, Ray Davies, Jeff Beck and Paul McCartney.

Tonight’s intimate gig at the Hawthorne Theatre, Campus West, will be very much in the tradition of the great jazz piano trios, with the spotlight on Mr Pearson.

Joining him will be Arnie Somogyi on bass and Herts Jazz Club’s very own Clark Tracey on drums.

Advance tickets cost £3 students, £8 members, £10 concessions and £11 full.

Walk-ups cost £5 students, £9 members, £11 concessions and £13 full.

Book online at www.hertsjazz.co.uk/currentseason.html

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