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Derek Paravicini Jazz Quartet - Thursday, 14th December at 7.30pm

on Thu, 14/12/2017 - 7:30pm

The Derek Paravicini Quartet is the new must-hear group, currently wowing audiences all over the UK, following their successful debut on the BBC’s ‘In Tune’ programme. Four stunningly talented young musicians combine to create a unique sound, portraying a kaleidoscope of emotions – now achingly sad, now humorous, now infused with warmth – and all shot through with a fiery virtuosity. Derek Paravicini Quartet are a musical chameleon, able to change their sonic palette to suit any occasion, with the breathtaking new takes on classic songs and jazz standards, and a repertoire from ragtime to Radiohead, from Irving Berlin to the Beatles, from Cole Porter to Coldplay.

Derek is one of the most extraordinary pianists and musical entertainers of his generation. Yet he is blind, autistic and has severe learning difficulties. Dubbed ‘The Human iPod’ in the States, Derek has a repertoire of tens of thousands of pieces – all learnt very rapidly, just by listening. There is so much more to Derek than an iPod, though; beneath the quiet charm lies a fiery, creative musician, whose astonishing improvisations and dazzling technique have wowed audiences all over the world, with over a million hits on Youtube and another million on TED.

‘The Paravicini Quartet provide outstanding entertainment. Hearing them for the first time, they just blew me away.’ Simon Vincent, President of Hilton Worldwide, Europe, Middle East and Africa.

‘Anyone who has ever wanted to play a musical instrument should see this and marvel at how he’s overcome incredible challenges’. James Mitchell, Opera Unmasked.

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Proceeds in aid of Music for Autism.

More info available: [email protected]