Shades of Shearing

Shades of Shearing
12 Jul 06:30 PM
Until 12 Jul

Shades of Shearing

place St Mary’s Church, Battersea St Mary's Church, Battersea, Battersea Church Road, London SW11 3NA, UK expand_more

“Shades of Shearing” is a band of top British jazz musicians led by pianist Nick Tomalin, dedicated to the music of the great (and Battersea-born) George Shearing. The show will celebrate the distinctive sound of the classic Shearing Quintet as well as highlighting the work of this influential and important British pianist who found fame when he settled in the US in the late 40s. The repertoire includes Shearing's best known compositions and arrangements of ‘Lullaby of Birdland’ and ‘September in the Rain’ but also features slightly more obscure tunes like 'Consternation' and 'Quintessence'

Nick formed the band in 2021, following the instrumentation of the classic Shearing Quintet from the 1950's and 60's, and since then they have performed at many prestigious jazz venues including Ronnie Scott's Club, Peggy's Skylight, and the Concorde Club. In 2023 the band received some funding from Help Musicians to record their debut album which will be released later this year.


  • Nick Tomalin, Piano
  • Nat Steele, Vibraphone
  • Dave Warren, Guitar
  • Dominic Howles, Bass
  • Matt Fishwick, Drums

Doors open at 18:30, Music starts at 19:30. Online tickets: £12; On the door: £15

50% discount for Battersea Society Members!

St Mary’s Church, Battersea Church Road, SW11 3NA

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