Keith Nichols is a piano professor in both senses of the word. He not only plays to the highest standard, but also lectures on early jazz at the Royal Academy of Music, as well as playing several other instruments, not to mention providing arrangements for orchestras all over the world. Not too long ago he re-created Benny Goodman’s 1938 Carnegie Hall concert at the Sage in Gateshead. But here at The Roundhouse you’ll feel the warmth of his personality, his skills as a raconteur and singer, and most of all his incredible command of the keyboard. Sit back and enjoy this rare opportunity to hear Keith in such an intimate venue.
Nick Wardis the country’s most in-demand drummer in the vintage jazz style. He plays in many bands, but is most often heard with Keith, with whom he displays a natural affinity, and his command of his motley collection of hittable and tappable objects (see below) has to be seen and heard to be believed.
Nick has a selection of percussion instruments, including two Premier drum kits, both dating from the 1930s. One kit dates from 1934-37, and the other from 1937-1938, plus other individual bass drums, snare drums and Chinese tom toms, and temple blocks, all dating from the 1920’s. He also has a large collection of cymbals from this period, and a Boosey and Hawkes “New Century” drum console dating from 1934.
Tickets £14.50 including a glass of winering 01539561076 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for tickets.