The Hampshire Jazz Pianist - Jazz Pianist & Vocalist
The Hampshire Jazz Pianist is naturally talented and passionate for jazz music. This exceptional piano vocalist specialises in jazz and swing. He is fully covered by Public Liability Insurance and a member of the Musicians' Union.
From the early age of 8, the Hampshire Jazz Pianist was fascinated by the music from films such as Casablanca and High Society not forgetting the irreplaceable talent of Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong. His love and natural ear for music was recognised by St John's College Choir, Cambridge who offered him a place to study as a young chorister. This renowned musical training led to worldwide appearances on sell out tours with the choir to Canada, USA, Brazil, Australia, Hong Kong, Sweden, Netherlands and Spain (under the baton of George Guest) as well as frequent broadcasts on BBC Radio 3, Classic FM and appearances at venues such as the Sydney Opera House.
Following his success at St John's College, he later studied at Chetham's School of Music in Manchester forming collaborations with renowned pianist Gwilym Simcock, vibraphone player Jim Hart, and saxophonist with Duran Duran, Simon Willescroft. He then gained a place at Rotterdam Conservatoire where he studied jazz vocals and piano. He enjoyed his time studying abroad and soon became the resident piano vocalist onboard the MV Regatta for Oceania Cruises cruising the Mediterranean and Baltic for six months, after which he took up a piano residency in snowy Luosto, Finland for four consecutive years.
His lifetime of travels awoke his further thirst for adventure which led him to join the Royal Navy where he spent several demanding years in the underwater world of Mine Clearance Diving. This unusual profession has only added to the wealth of experiences that contribute to the substance of his music.
He loves to share his enjoyment for jazz with his audience in his performances. Professional, mature and original, his reputation continues to grow through playing at various events, weddings and live music venues. Beaulieu Palace House, Montague on the Gardens Hotel in London and Parham House, near Chichester are all venues that he has played at recently.
The Hampshire Jazz Pianist is currently working on his own compositions and is looking forward to releasing an album showcasing his musical talent.
He is a great addition to your wedding day as a soloist and offers high quality entertainment. He also offers packages with his wife Kate who is one of our harpists to offer a complete wedding entertainment package from the ceremony through to the speeches at the end of your wedding breakfast.
Visit her profile here: Kate the Harpist
Having met in the magical land of Lapland, they hit it off straight away after being booked to perform in a snowy log restaurant. It wasn’t long before his smooth jazz vocals and piano playing won the heart of harpist, Kate. They married in 2010 and are pleased to offer a unique vocal and harp duo as well as a number of different entertainment options for your wedding day or special event.
As you move through for your wedding breakfast, he can lift the atmosphere further with some smooth jazz, swing and pop (with or without vocals). He can provide the piano and PA system so don’t worry if your venue hasn’t got a piano. He creates an exciting and warm atmosphere at your reception and you can select all your music for him to play or leave the selection up to him! You and your guests will be delighted with his musical talent ensuring you have a memorable occasion.
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