Neil Cowley - Festival Jazzkaar

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Neil Cowley UK

Monday 25. April 21:00

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Neil Cowley keyboards, electronics

Monday 25. April 21:00

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Vaba Lava

15.- / 18.-

Neil Cowley is an English contemporary pianist and composer. He has also released music as part of Fragile State, the Green Nuns of the Revolution, and the Neil Cowley Trio. With his trio, he appeared on Later… with Jools Holland in April 2008 and won the 2007 BBC Jazz Award for best album for Displaced. In 2018, Cowley announced he was working on a new electronic focused solo project. In 2020 Cowley announced his debut solo album “Hall of Mirror”.

Cowley was born in London, England. He began as a classical pianist and performed a Shostakovich piano concerto at the age of 10 at Queen Elizabeth Hall. In his late teens Cowley moved into being a keyboardist for soul and funk acts Mission Impossible, the Brand New Heavies, Gabrielle and Zero 7. He also appeared as a co-composer and session musician with the jazz-rock group Samuel Purdey. An early album was Foxbury Rules, released under the pseudonym Diamond Wookie.

In 2002, he formed the duo Fragile State with Ben Mynott; after its end, the Neil Cowley Trio. In 2006, he released an album called Soundcastles under the name Pretz.

In 2008, the Neil Cowley Trio recorded cover versions of the Beatles’ “Revolution 1” and “Revolution 9” for Mojo magazine. In 2012, he appeared as the session pianist on Adele’s album 21. In 2013, he was Musician in Residence for Derry, when it was designated the inaugural UK City of Culture. On 16 September 2016, the album Spacebound Apes was released by Neil Cowley Trio. In 2018, Cowley announced that the trio was on hiatus and he was working on a new electronic focused project.