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Nick Tomalin's Shades of Shearing Quintet

27th October 2024, 12pm

Celebrating the launch of their first CD, the band recreate the distinctive sound of the classic Shearing Quintet and highlight the work of this influential and important British pianist.

Ticket prices

£15 – £25

Line-up

NICK TOMALIN – piano
NAT STEELE – vibraphone
DAVE WARREN – guitar
DOMINIC HOWLES – bass
MATT FISHWICK – drums

Shearing found fame when he settled in the US in the late 40s. The repertoire includes Shearing's best known compositions and arrangements of ‘Lullaby of Birdland’ and ‘September in the Rain’ but also features lesser known Shearing gems like 'Consternation' and 'Quintessence'

Nick formed the band in 2021, following the instrumentation of the classic Shearing Quintet from the 50s and 60s