Emmet Cohen & Danny GrissettPizza Express Jazz Club, W1D 3RW , [Venue Details]
Multifaceted American jazz pianist and composer Emmet Cohen is one of his generation's pivotal figures in music and the related arts.
Downbeat praised the "nimble touch, measured stride and warm harmonic vocabulary" he employs to communicate with other musicians and audiences at what he terms "the deepest level of humanity and individuality". Leader of the 'Emmet Cohen Trio' and creator of the 'Masters Legacy Series', Cohen is an internationally acclaimed jazz artist and dedicated music educator. For this very special 2-piano festival, Emmet is joined by pianist and composer Danny Grissett.
The sound of stride piano vividly evokes scenes from the past: the roaring nightclubs of 1920s Harlem, the raucous birth pangs of jazz’s nascent years, the gymnastic burlesques of risk-taking silent movie madcaps. But in the music of pianist/composer Emmet Cohen, the past is always present, if not venturing with sly turns into an open-eared future as we enter into a new iteration of the roaring 20s.
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