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Shades of Shearing

Original price was: £15.00.Current price is: £12.00.

“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.

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“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’

Event Details

Line-up:

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

Doors open at 18:30, Music starts at 19:30.

Date: July 12, 2024

Start time: 19:30

End time: 22:00

Venue: St Mary’s Church, Battersea

Directions: St Mary’s can be found on the Thames path, a ten-minute walk from Battersea Bridge or the London Heliport. The 170 Bus, which travels between Roehampton and Victoria Station via Clapham Junction, passes next to the church when coming from Victoria, and stops in Westbridge Road just after Battersea Square when coming from Clapham Junction. Other bus routes from Kensington, Chelsea, Streatham, Brixton – 19, 219, 319, 49 and 345 stop at the corner of Battersea Bridge Road and Battersea Church Road, just a short walk away.