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About iainjacksonpiano

Pianist, accompanist, sometime composer and arranger, Yogi, cyclist, Swedish learner.

City of Birmingham Brass Band Christmas Concert, December 2016

10th December. The City of Birmingham Brass Band presented a festive programme of brass band music to an appreciative audience at Joseph Chamberlain Sixth Form College, Highgate. A feature of this concert was the participation of disabled young people, aided … Continue reading

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The Nick Ross Orchestra on tour, Scotland, October 2016

October saw The Nick Ross Orchestra take to the road and bring the sounds of the Glenn Miller Era to audiences in Ayr, Lanark and Blackburn. A new feature in this tour was this beautiful interpretation of the Rodgers and … Continue reading

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Call Mr Robeson, September 2016

1st September. In August while at the Edinburgh Festival with Dr Ahmed I met a charming, well-spoken gentleman by the name of Tayo Aluko in the dressing room. Talking to him I quickly realised here was a really special performer. … Continue reading

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The Memphis Belle Swing Orchestra, August 2016

20th August – I had a treat of playing with a fabulous jazz orchestra, The Memphis Belle Swing Orchestra. Formed in 1989 especially for the David Putnam movie Memphis Belle the orchestra has been maintained as a touring band by legendary bandleader … Continue reading

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Dr Ahmed at The Edinburgh Festival Fringe, August 2016

August 2016 saw a further collaboration with the multi-talented Dr Ahmed in his variety comedy show at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Thanks to Dr Ahmed’s concerted publicity efforts and consulate professionalism the show was a storming success and played to … Continue reading

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Recital with Jakob Törmä (violin), July 2016

Friday 22nd July saw the debut performance by Jakob and I at St. Columba United Reformed Church, Moseley. We were delighted to have a very reasonably sized and hugely appreciative audience to witness our first complete recital programme. The church … Continue reading

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CBSO Young Voices concert, Symphony Hall Birmingham, July 2016

It was fun to be asked to be a part of this concert featuring the CBSO Young Voices led by Ruairi Edwards. Ruairi normally accompanies when the choir is led by Ula Weber who was on this occasion indisposed so … Continue reading

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