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Deschanel Gordon is coming to Jazz Hastings in December with his trio.

Pianist Deschanel Gordon comes to Jazz Hastings

In December, brilliant young pianist Deschanel Gordon, voted the BBC’s Young Jazz Musician of the Year 2020, makes his Jazz Hastings debut with his trio featuring Will Each on bass and Will Cleasby on drums. Julian Norridge recommends getting to the venue early to guarantee seeing a future star at the start of his career.

This follows last month’s triumphant relaunch of the club, when hugely popular artists the Pete Brown Band, the sextet Hexagonal and our very own Liane Carroll attracted one of the largest audiences Jazz Hastings has ever seen.

Deschanel was Young Jazz Musician of the Year in 2020.

Deschanel Gordon has been described as “the piano man to watch” by London Jazz News. The twenty-two year old was born in Hackney and attended youth programmes such as the Hackney Creative Jazz Ensemble and the Julian Joseph Jazz Academy.

Growing up, he was surrounded by a wide range of music from gospel to reggae. But when he was ten he was inspired by a video of virtuoso pianist Oscar Peterson. This sparked his love of jazz and he switched from classical to jazz piano training.

Although he has only just graduated from Trinity Laban (with first class honours) Deschanel is already making waves on the UK jazz scene. One of the brightest prospects of his generation, he has worked with the likes of Mark Kavuma, Cassie Kinoshi’s Mercury Prize nominated SEED Ensemble and US-born singer Judi Jackson.

He has performed at many of London’s best-known jazz venues, including the 606 Club, Ronnie Scott’s, the Jazz Cafe, the Barbican and Cadogan Hall. He has also travelled widely, playing at jazz festivals in Europe and the USA, including Moods in Zurich, New York’s Winter Jazz Festival, Jazz TM in Romania and Fasching in Sweden.

This unique session takes place on Tuesday 7 December at the East Hastings Sea Angling Association on the Stade and is open to all-comers. Doors (and the bar) open at 7.45pm for an 8.30pm start. Admission is £10 on the door – or just £3 for under 18s.

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Posted 16:32 Friday, Nov 26, 2021 In: Music & Sound

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