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WEDNESDAY 18th September – JOHN PEARCE

Heartfelt renditions of classic jazz standards by violin virtuoso JOHN PEARCE. Launching his debut album at Spice of Life, he will be joined by the award-winning DAVID NEWTON piano, WILL HARRIS bass, IAN MATTHEWS drums and special guest LEE MEAD vocals.
John Pearce has been exciting British jazz audiences with his impassioned performances and technical brilliance. Known for his emotive sound and mercurial energy, he improvises with distinctive melodic invention and clarity. His major influences include Paul Desmond, Charlie Parker, Keith Jarrett, Jeff Hamilton and Wynton Marsalis. ‘Full of energy and intensity…a true musician.’ Andy Sheppard
’Immense technical grasp…passionate commitment to everything that he plays.’ Venue Magazine (Tony Benjamin) John Pearce was awarded a bursary at the Royal Academy of Music and studied extensively with Nic Fallowfield and Hungarian pedagogue Bela Katona. Performance highlights include the Royal Albert Hall, St. Martin in the Fields and St. John & Smith Square and appearances at the Cheltenham Music Festival. Doors open: 6pm, Music: 8-11pm – £12/£10 http://www.wegottickets.com/event/478490

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