One of the UK’s finest and most in-demand jazz pianists, BRIAN KELLOCK is acclaimed for a distinctive, swinging, playing style which has classic jazz piano influences at its heart but can never be second-guessed. We’re delighted that for this Loaningdale concert Brian will be playing with his long-term collaborator, jazz bassist KENNY ELLIS.
Saturday 29 April 2023, 7.30pm
The lights are dimmed, and the mood is mellow. Take a seat at a café table, glass in hand, and be beguiled as Brian teases out new sounds from our magnificent Steinway, with Kenny Ellis on double bass.
TICKETS: £15, to include a refreshment
For almost three decades, Edinburgh-born Kellock—who has led his own, hugely popular, trio since the late 1980s—has been the first-call pianist for visiting American jazz musicians who appreciate his swinging style, his skills as a sensitive accompanist, his spontaneity and his sense of humour. Warren Vache, Scott Hamilton, Joe Temperley, Ken Peplowski, Alan Barnes and Sheila Jordan are some of the diverse musicians with whom he has played.
In recent years, he has headlined numerous concerts, recordings and tours with the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra, cemented links in Australia with trumpeter James Morrison, and has appeared annually at the Copenhagen Jazz Festival. His love of playing in a duo has resulted in regular tours with Tommy Smith, and celebrated recordings and concerts with Julian Arguelles, Liane Carroll, Carol Kidd, and Sheila Jordan.
Kellock’s many accolades include Best CD 2002 and Best Instrumentalist 2003 at the BBC Jazz Awards; Creative Scotland Award 2003, Herald Angel Award 2003 and Jazz Musician of the Year 2011 at the Parliamentary Jazz Awards.
“Bidin’ My Time”, his first solo piano recording, was released in 2019: “a CD full of wit, elegance and energy, which combines rip-roaring exposition with a reflective take on evocative songs from the 1930s and 1940s” (All about Jazz).