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Sunday, October 2, 2016 at 11:00 am

David Benoit was born in California, and grew up in Los Angeles. He was bitten by the jazz bug after watching a Charlie Brown special on TV and listening to the music of Vince Guaraldi in 1965. “When I heard that jazz piano trio, that was the defining moment when I decided that I wanted to play like Vince Guaraldi”, says the pianist, composer and arranger. Aged thirteen, he began studying piano and later he also studied music theory. composition, orchestration and film scoring with several designated masters. Since then, he’s worked with an impressive potpourri of musicians including the Rippingtons, Dave Koz, Faith Hill, David Sanborn, CeCe Winans and Brian McKnight. His first album was released in 1977, followed by many other chart toppers. Overall, David has received three Grammy nominations and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Smooth Jazz Awards in 2010. With his most recent CD he wanted to show other dimensions of his artistry and the result is his first recording with a vocalist: featuring Jane Monheit, a Grammy-nominated chanteuse from New York.

Here you can order your exclusive festival package:
from 2 nights (Sept 30 to Oct 2, 2016) incl. breakfast & 6 concerts:
from 533,00 Euro per person in a double room
from 3 nights (Sept 29 to Oct 2, 2016) incl. breakfast & 8 concerts:
from 623,00 Euro per person in a double room

SilkPE

A perennial favourite at Pizza Express Jazz Club, keyboard player Oli Silk always brings his own brand of dynamism and electricity to the stage. Mixing contemporary jazz with funk, latin and soulful vocals, Oli alongside his 5 piece band are back for one night only. The show will be particularly special as Oli will have copies of his brand new fifth album “Where I Left Off” two weeks before it goes on general release and you’ll hear some tracks performed live before anyone else in the whole world!

Oli will be accompanied by Julian Crampton on Bass, Westley Joseph on Drums, Mark Jaimes on Guitar, Dean Mongerio on Sax and Katie Leone on Vocals.

Please call 0207 439 4962 to book seats.

Pizza Express Jazz Club, 10 Dean Street, London, United Kingdom