ONE of Europe’s most authentic and spirited blues and jazz piano players is coming to Elmslie House in Malvern on Saturday.
Dom Pipkin brings his acclaimed one man show with a rollercoaster ride through the rich world of New Orleans, featuring astonishing stories and some truly breathtaking piano playing.
Brothels and barrelhouses, love, sex and tragedy, chasing the ‘rushin’ lady’, voodoo spells and Mardi Gras Queens, the colourful lives of Jelly Roll Morton, Professor Longhair and the drug-fuelled funk and psychedelia of Dr John and James Booker are conjured up in all their technicolour glory in their rawest setting – a man, a piano, a glass of bourbon and panama hat.
Pipkin has performed extensively in New Orleans, and shared stages with international icons Allen Toussaint , Dr John and Screamin’ Jay Hawkins.
Grammy award winner Jon Cleary invites him to jam onstage whenever he’s in the Crescent City.
His experiences are real and resonating.
His work has ranged from teaching Jonathan Ross the piano to privately entertaining the film director Stanley Kubrick, and performing to the opening committee of the 2012 London Olympics.
He has recorded and toured with Paul Weller, Paloma Faith, Ray Davis, Morcheeba, David Byrne, Guy Barker, Ella Eyre, John Newman, Pee Wee Ellis and Laura Mvula.
Pipkin will be appearing at Elmslie House at 8pm.
Tickets cost £10 in advance and £12 on the door.
Visit www.elmsliehouse.co.uk, www.eventbrite.co.uk or the Malvern TIC to buy tickets.