30th June, 8pm. Two fine European musicians combining, for one of the most surreally unmissable jazz gigs in London this year.
It marks – you guessed- the handover of the EU Presidency from the Czech Republic to Sweden.
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(I’ll also- won’t you? – be celebrating the 150th anniversary of Blondin crossing Niagara Falls which falls on the same day)
–Bobo Stenson – ever-fascinating Swedish ECM pianist, 65 years young.
–Emil Viklicky – remarkable Czech pianist and composer, loves working with Bobby Wellins.
His lengthy list of film music credits include “Killer Condom” (1996)
-“Young hip and tight” trio Music Music Music from Gothenburg.
-The gig is on board HMS President, a British navy corvette built in 1918, permanently anchored on the Thames near Blackfriars.
-Part of the City of London Festival (this link is to the page for the gig)
Did you know that Blondin was a ‘funambulus’? I believe he lived somewhere around Boston Manor, where resides my guitar playing father called Brian Wilson (pace Beach Boys).
Thank you Mike for leading me (astray) to the many links between Blondin and Ealing.
I found this!
Niagara Villa , Ealing.
Maybe the 2009 Ealing Festival will see fit to celebrate his feat!
Bobo is one of my favorite pianists and this looks like a cool gig. Wish I could go but I'll be on the other side of the Atlantic.