The Dean Stockdale Quartet brings together four of the UK’s finest musicians to showcase the music of the great Canadian jazz pianist Oscar Peterson. Showcasing new arrangements of Oscar’s compositions and music from famous albums such as ‘Night Train’, ‘We Get Requests’ and ‘The Canadiana Suite’, this is a show that brings the infectious swing and virtuosity that symbolised Oscar’s groups such as those with Ray Brown, Joe Pass and Ed Thigpen, and this quartet reflects the influence Oscar continues to have on musicians and listeners worldwide with his musicality, elegance and unsurpassed pianism.
The quartet has recently released ‘Celebrating Oscar’, a new album featuring the music in tonight’s show and forms part of their UK tour.
Dean Stockdale – Piano/MD
Tim Williams – Guitar
Gavin Barras – Bass
Gaz Hughes – Drums