Anthony Strong
On A Clear Day

FRIDAY 26 FEBRUARY 2016
H 09:00pm
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FRIDAY
26 FEBRUARY 2016
h 09:00pm

AUDITORIUM GAZZOLI
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INTERO € 20,00
RIDOTTO € 17,00

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ANTHONY STRONG • voice e piano
ALAM NATHOO • sax
GAV BROOM • trumpet
SPENCER BROWN • double bass
DAVE OHM • drums

       

With his sharply tailored suit and easy charm, singer-pianist Anthony Strong seems to happily fill the role of ‘The English Gentleman’ often thrust upon him. His swaggering vocals and swinging piano style are matched by an energy that have entertained audiences at his live shows around the world. Since signing to French label Naïve Records in 2013, he has been hailed by UK newspaper Metro as “a major new talent,” featured on the front page of daily national newspaper Le Figaro and performed live on several national TV channels. His last album, Stepping Out, reached #1 on the US iTunes Jazz Charts and saw the radio giant NPR feature him in a special 60- minute feature programme from Hollywood. Strong’s new album, On A Clear Day is unashamedly ‘old school’ – from jazz standards and classics, through to early Stevie Wonder and Motown – with the fresh, positive and feel-good energy of his audience-winning tours and with more than 20 musicians involved in the making of this album.

Anthony’s formative early years were spent, on scholarships, at 3 of England’s leading music schools, first studying classical music before, eventually, turning to jazz piano. The early obsessions with Oscar Peterson, Bill Evans and Wynton Kelly eventually led to Frank Sinatra, Mel Torme and Nat King Cole. The incredible out-of-the-blue offer to spend 9-months as understudy to Jerry Lee Lewis in a London West End musical that perhaps shaped his career most noticeably to where it is today, developing a stagecraft and audience rapport that has come to characterise his live show. Anthony Strong has so far reached 26 countries across 4 continents.

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