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About iainjacksonpiano

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

City of Birmingham Brass Band, Whit Friday Marches, 9th June 2017

My first experience of the quintessential brass band experience that is The Whit Friday Brass Band Contests. Around a hundred brass bands competed this year in twenty different contests at venues scattered around the moorland villages and towns on the … Continue reading

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Liane Carroll & Ian Shaw, Pizza Express Birmingham, 19th May 2017

A chance to see two of my favourite performers together in one place at the same time and have a pizza aswell – amazing! Seeing musicians of this calibre is always super enjoyable and inspiring, and an opportunity to learn … Continue reading

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Guys & Dolls, King Edward VI Aston School, 22nd-24th March 2017

It is always fun to be involved in a show and with a talented cast of young performers from the King Edward VI Schools at Aston and Handsworth it really was a treat to be playing for this production of … Continue reading

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Handsworth Community Choir Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, 8th March 2017

The Handsworth Community Choir was invited to participate in an inspiring event entitled Tell Me A Story which showcased a diverse mix of performances telling women’s stories through word, song and dance. The choir presented two pieces – Both Sides … Continue reading

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One With You – 1st performance, 15th December 2016

Handsworth Community Choir’s Christmas Concert held at St Mary’s Church featured my first publicly performed choir composition, One With You. I was very proud for the choir to perform this piece, the first original work of mine to be given … Continue reading

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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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