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Jazz Café at Bill’s Kitchen with Simon Deeley Duo
September 4 @ 19:00
Join us in Bill’s Kitchen for a fabulous Pop-Up Jazz Event! Our great value ticket means you can get a delicious meal and some great music for just £25. If you wish to enjoy the music (and maybe a glass of wine) without eating, tickets are £10.
Composer and pianist Simon Deeley and multi-reedsman Chris Gumbley bring a programme of sounds familiar and sounds anew for this evening’s set. With a strong emphasise on ‘Latin Jazz’ their evening will range from Jobim classics to original Soul-Jazz and Latin Jazz compositions by Simon Deeley.
Simon grew up in the North Worcestershire village of Clent Nr. Kidderminster, UK.
He started his musical studies with piano lessons at age seven. Up until his mid twenties, his studies were focused on classical music, however, alongside his classical work he always had an interest in jazz, blues and rock music. music. This strong interest (in these other styles) became an ever increasing passion and focus for him as a developing performer which, in his late twenties, culminated in him starting to work with jazz musicians on the Midlands scene, and going on to play at well known jazz clubs and music venues in the Birmingham and W. Midlands area. During his time on the Midlands scene he played alongside some of the best known and acclaimed players on the scene, then, including – Bryan Corbett, Casey Greene, Percy Pursglove, Steve Ajao, Chris Gumbley and Andy Derrick.
In 2000 Simon started the well known Jazz at the Bonded Warehouse club, which he ran continuously for sixteen years, and which, regularly, saw top Midlands players and nationally acclaimed artists performing there.
** Food is available from 5.30pm – Bill’s Kitchen will allocate you a table.
Please note some customer details from this event will be shared with Bill’s Kitchen.