A brief history of … Jazz Piano

Trish Ferrarin and Paul Topping will look at the development of piano playing within the genre of jazz including a brief history from the days of ‘ragtime’, the era of ‘stride’ and the transition into swing, bebop and modern jazz. Works by Joseph Lamb, Scott Joplin, Jelly-Roll Morton, James P. Johnson, Art Tatum, Bill Evans, Keith Jarrett, Michel Petrucciani, and Michiel Borstlap will feature. Paul and Trish will also will look at the ‘language’ of jazz and share their approach to learning improvisation. Ends at 9.00 pm approx.