What’s On

Sunday 26 May
John Horler plays Bill Evans

Critically acclaimed pianist and stalwart of the British jazz scene, John Horler presents a special evening celebrating the music of Bill Evans.

The pianist for Sir John Dankworth and accompanist for Dame Cleo Laine for twenty years, John has performed with the leading lights of modern jazz: Art Farmer, Chet Baker, Zoot Sims, Maynard Ferguson, Tony Coe, Ronnie Ross, Pete King, Kenny Wheeler and Tommy Whittle.

But John says it is the playing of Bill Evans, pianist with the Miles Davis Quartet, which has been a lifelong stimulus: “Embracing the music of European composers Debussy, Ravel and even Brahms, which he welded into his own very special jazz language. Even today he is still the most influential figure in my playing… in an inspirational way…”.

Supported by Ron Phelan on bass and Ronnie Jones on drums, this is a priceless opportunity to see one of Britain’s most acclaimed jazz pianists playing the music he loves.

“Jazz and classical idioms live happily side by side in the benign and often surprising world of pianist and composer John Horler. He does what only the very best can do: he creates a version that is completely his own while also conveying the essence of the original.” Dave Gelly, The Guardian, July 2018.

See John’s website here

Tickets: £12 advance, £13 door, £1 reduction for Friends of Calstock Arts, £8 under 18s and students with ID.

Click here for tickets or phone 01726 879500

Limekiln Gallery is again open for local ticket sales – opening times 11.00am to 5.00pm Tuesday to Saturday.

Doors and bar 7.00pm, start time 8.00pm