Peter Edwards: My Life in Jazz

Thursday 27 October

Portrait of Peter Edwards (Jazzpianist , Musical Composer, Leader of Peter Edwards Trio, 2015 United Kingdom)

The library is open until 7pm giving you an opportunity to view a special exhibition of materials from the National Jazz Archive and explore the Library’s extensive jazz collection.

Peter Edwards talks about his career in music, his life as a jazz pianist, his compositions, the new CD by the Peter Edwards Trio released in June 2016, and the music that’s influenced him.

A masters graduate of the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London, Peter Edwards has gone on to become a pianist for the late trumpeter Abram Wilson and the vocalists Zara McFarlane and Nicola Emmanuelle; he is leader of his own band which has appeared at Ronnie Scott’s and the Pizza Express Jazz Club (Soho); he is conductor of the Nu Civilisation Orchestra and the Tomorrow’s Warriors Youth Jazz Orchestra at London’s Southbank Centre; he was the 2015 Parliamentary Jazz Awards ‘Newcomer of the Year’; he has been commissioned to write a new piece for the Nu Civilisation Orchestra by the PRS for Music Foundation for the New Music Biennial in 2017; and he is also an arranger, educator and collaborator.

This is a wonderful opportunity to hear more about him and his music, so catch him while you can in this intimate venue.

Tickets £6 with refreshments – Book online.

Tickets are also available to be purchased at any Surrey Library, or by credit or debit card from the Library Information Service via a mediated booking service (a small handling charge will apply) on 01483 543599 or via SMS: 07968 832414.

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