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Geoff Eales - A Feast of Music

Friday March 15, 2024 at 20:00
1901 Arts Club, London
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Tickets "at the door" - until sold out
  1. No 2: Adagio, from Lieder ohne Worte Op 102 - Felix Mendelssohn
  2. Arietta, from Lyric Pieces, Book 1 Op 12 - Edvard Grieg
  3. No 7: Träumerei, from Kinderszenen, 'Scenes from childhood' Op 15 - Robert Schumann
  4. Look for the Silver Lining - Jerome Kern
  5. Blues for Horace - Goeff Eales
  6. Celtic Roots - Goeff Eales
  7. Lament - Goeff Eales, lyrics by Dylan Thomas
  8. Peace Piece/Some other time - Bill Evans and Leonard Bernstein
  9. They're at peace now - Goeff Eales
  10. Valse melancolique - Goeff Eales
  11. Tea for Two - Vincent Youmans
  12. Tangerine - Victor Schertzinger
  13. On Green Dolphin Street - Bronislaw Kaper
  14. Alice in Wonderland - Sammy Fain
  15. It's you or no one - Jule Styne, lyrics by Sammy Cahn
  16. Come Rain or Come Shine - Harold Arlen
  17. Remembering Tina - Goeff Eales
  18. Honeysuckle Rose - 'Fats' Waller
  19. She walked through the fair - Traditional Irish
  20. Take the A Train - Billy Strayhorn

Geoff Eales presents A Feast of Music - a smorgasbord of classics, blues, folk, poetry and jazz.

Geoff Eales is one of Europe’s most eclectic and inspirational pianists and composers. Though a master of many genres, it is within the jazz arena that the full extent of his musical imagination is revealed.

Born in the Welsh mining town of Aberbargoed, he studied music at Cardiff University. His composition tutor was Professor Alun Hoddinott, his piano teacher Martin Jones. After graduating summa cum laude he went on to study for a Ph.D in musical composition as well as writing a thesis on the symphonic works of Aaron Copland.

After leaving university Geoff made a conscious decision to move away from academia towards a more practical career in music. Jazz had always been Geoff’s first love and it was no surprise when soon after locating to London he was offered the piano chair in the BBC Radio Big Band. Here, he was featured in well over 2,000 broadcasts during his four-year residency. In 1983 he left the BBC in order to pursue a career in the London studios, working alongside a host of musical luminaries including Andrew Lloyd Webber, Henry Mancini, Jerry Goldsmith, José Carreras and Shirley Bassey.

As the new millennium approached Geoff felt the need to change direction once again. He craved a more hands-on approach as opposed to playing a supportive role to others. This has resulted in the release of thirteen highly acclaimed jazz albums during the last twenty years.

Throughout the course of his long career Geoff has performed at many prestigious venues worldwide including New York’s Birdland, The Jazz Bakery in Los Angeles, the Blue Note Clubs of Japan, London’s Ronnie Scott’s and Purcell Room as well as jazz festivals such as Zagreb, Belgrade, Cork and Brecon.

Since 2017 Geoff has been developing a multi-media musical, Spirit of the Mine, based on the history of the Welsh coal-mining industry. This culminated in the Welsh premiere of the work on 22 October 2022 in front of a packed audience at the City United Reformed Church in Cardiff.

1901 Arts Club
7 Exton Street
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