Pizza Express Live has just announced a line-up of thirty-six pianists for the Steinway 2-Piano Festival 2022 at the Jazz Club in Dean Street. Artists scheduled to appear at the festival which starts on 10 March include Kenny Barron with Dado Moroni, Kirk Lightsey with Benny Green, Dena DeRose, Julian Joseph/Jason Rebello…
Thursday 10th March – Kenny Barron & Dado Maroni (two shows)
Friday 11th March – Kenny Barron & Dado Maroni (two shows)
Saturday 12th March (lunch) – Andrea Vicari & Naadia Sheriff / Sam Leak & Ivo Neame
Saturday 12th March (early) – Julian Joseph & Jason Rebello
Saturday 12th March (late) – Julian Joseph & Jason Rebello
Sunday 13th March (lunch) – Ian Shaw & Liane Carroll
Sunday 13th March (evening) – Ian Shaw & Liane Carroll
Monday 14th March – 2-pianos/6 pianists (Gareth Williams, David Newton, Rob Barron, Robin Aspland, Tom Cawley, Chris Ingham)
Tuesday 15th March – Maria Chiara Argiro & Bruno Heinen / Liam Noble & Elliot Galvin
Wednesday 16th March – Joe Stilgoe & Joe Webb (possible late show if demand is there)
Thursday 17th March – Dena DeRose & Champian Fulton (two shows)
Friday 18th March (early) – Zoe Rahman & Nikki Yeoh
Friday 18th March (late) – Robert Mitchell & Ashley Henry
Saturday 19th March (lunch) – Jamie Safir & Nikki Iles / Harry Bolt & pianist tbc
Saturday 19th March (early) – Kirk Lightsey & Benny Green
Saturday 19th March (late) – Kirk Lightsey & Benny Green
Sunday 20th March (lunch) – Alex Wilson & Nicky Brown
Sunday 20th March (late) – Alex Wilson & Nicky Brown
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The 2022 Steinway 2-Piano Festival (10th to 20th March) will be the largest ever, with a total of 36 different pianists in 20 different shows at PizzaExpress Jazz Club in Soho. American jazz stars Kenny Barron, Kirk Lightsey and Benny Green all make their debut appearances in the festival, and indeed in the PizzaExpress Jazz Club. Regular sell-out pairings like those of Julian Joseph and Jason Rebello, Ian Shaw and Liane Carroll, Zoe Rahman and Nikki Yeoh, Alex Wilson and Nicky Brown all return, while partnerships by Dena DeRose and Champian Fulton, Jamie Safir and Nikki Iles, Joe Stilgoe and Joe Webb are brand new combinations.
Other world class pianists like Dado Maroni and Robert Mitchell were days away from appearing in the 2020 edition of the 2-piano festival, when the UK was hit by its first covid-related lockdown. We are delighted that they have agreed to return in 2022.
With lunch shows on Saturday 12th and 19th, and evening shows on Monday 14th and Tuesday 15th, an extraordinary total of thirty-six piano players will be appearing during the festival.
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