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“Ilford Jazz Café” Keith Nichols (jazz piano) Friday 13th November 2015

Friday 13 November 2015, Lambourne Room, Redbridge Town Hall. 12:30 – 1:30 pm
Free entry
Light refreshments available for purchase during the event

This is a free Ilford Jazz  Café one-hour lunchtime event given by popular jazz pianist Keith Nicholls on Friday 13th November 2015 starting at 12:30 in the Lambourne Room, Redbridge Town Hall.

The event is part of “The Streets” London cultural programme spread over seven outer London boroughs and is in conjunction with the prestigious EFG London Jazz Festival held every November and taking place in Redbridge over Friday 13th and Saturday 14th November.

This event marks a welcome return to Redbridge for Keith who will be playing in his inimitable style, informing and amusing his audience with his many stories and anecdotes.

Please support this new initiative if you can – you will also be able to buy a spot of lunch in the Lambourne Room at the same time if you wish.


Brief Biography

Keith was born in Ilford in 1945 and is considered to be one of the foremost authorities on classic jazz and ragtime, specializing in all older jazz piano styles, including Scott Joplin, Fats Waller and Duke Ellington. After graduating from the Guildhall School of Music he turned professional and toured for seven years with the jazz-comedy band, “Levity Lancers” in which he played piano, trombone and tuba. From the early seventies, he has given regular ragtime concerts at London’s Southbank Centre, both as a soloist and with small groups. He continues to perform and record prolifically, as well as lecturing on Jazz History at the Royal Academy of Music.