Pianist John Crawford - hailed as 'a skilful and imaginative soloist' - was born in London of English and Spanish parents. His father played blues piano, and this was the first thing he learnt to play, while his mother introduced him to Latin music of all kinds.
He has performed at Montreal Jazz Festival, North Sea Jazz Festival, Getxo Jazz Festival, Ronnie Scott's, Southbank Centre and the 606 Club. In the Latin world he has worked with percussion legends Airto Moreira and Giovanni Hidalgo, Herman Oliveira, Frankie Morales (Tito Puente's last singer), Snowboy and Roberto Pla among others.
He has also collaborated with Jason Yarde, Dave Pike, Tony Kofi and Annie Whitehead, and worked with artists from the pop world such as Bjork, Tanita Tikarem, Lewis Taylor, The Braxtons, Andy Williams, Kirsty McColl, Rui Veloso and Babyface.
In 2010, the book 'Exploring Latin Piano', by John Crawford with Tim Richards, was published by world-renowned publisher Schott Music, and immediately garnered rave reviews.
'A glorious piano solo... everyone there that night agreed that a man to watch out for is pianist John Crawford' - John Childs, Jazzwise magazine
This concert replaces the previously advertised event with Frøy Aagre & Andrea Ulvo.