Lunchtime Jazz: The Two Pianos of Dave Newton & Dean Stockdale

Events List

Friday 17th May | 1:00 pm

LIVE Lit & Phil Event | £8


Friday 17th May | 1:00 pm

Lunchtime Jazz Recital featuring The Two Pianos of Dave Newton & Dean Stockdale.

In a career entering its fifth decade Dave Newton has topped the annual British Jazz Awards’ ‘Best Pianist’ poll on no fewer than sixteen occasions. A Leeds College of Music graduate, Dave has been accompanist of choice for many singers including Carol Kidd, Stacey Kent, Claire Martin, Tina May, Marion Montgomery and Annie Ross. He has shared a concert platform with countless top class instrumentalists (including college roommate Alan Barnes, Martin Taylor and Don Weller) and can be heard on something like one hundred recordings (several as leader). Dave appears at the Lit & Phil with fellow pianist Dean Stockdale in a two-pianos extravaganza.

Dean Stockdale is a familiar figure here at the Lit & Phil. Previous appearances include solo piano, trio and quartet performances. Dean’s critically acclaimed ‘Celebrating Oscar’ (Oscar Peterson) project received its premiere in the Loftus Room. The project subsequently toured the British Isles and further afield, including Arthur’s Jazz Club, Belfast and Le Duc des Lombards, Paris. Alan Barnes, Alex Clarke and Ben Crosland are frequent collaborators, performing nationwide at jazz clubs and festivals. This Lit & Phil concert is a rare opportunity to hear not one but two virtuoso pianists playing not one but two fine pianos!


A LIVE Lit & Phil Event | £8

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