Jazz Piano was deeply rooted in The Blues, Slavery, Work Songs, Ragtime, Military and Sacred Music of the nineteenth century. Its evolution during the twentieth century, took it to fascinating places. Roger explores this evolution and the fascinating stories of the incredible characters that drove it. Roger has been performing Jazz since 1959 and illustrates his talk with live piano playing
- Duration: 45 mins
- Online Zoom Event: An event held in person
- Join as an individual or book for private groups up to 45
Meet The Speaker, Roger
Born in the industrial North of England, during the second world war, Roger’s upbringing was humble, but his recollections are dominated by indelible memories of humanity, care, love and, above all, music and lots and lots of humour. Roger is now, primarily, a storyteller. He draws on his incredible experiences of life and performance, to deliver an eclectic mix of creative music and hilarious tales, informing and entertaining special interest groups, the length and breadth of Britain. His live performances have spanned seven decades and three continents.
Preparing for the Event
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We also recommend that pets are either calmly sitting on your lap or in another room, and any refreshments you may require are within your reach!