One-Off Depping Gig at Crowne Plaza
Played at a very smart venue today - the Crowne Plaza
hotel on Buckingham Gate, Victoria, London.
They have pianists playing there every night of the week and on weekends, they also have double bass and saxophone trios. I don't play there regularly but one of the regular pianists called me up and got me to dep for him.
I played from 6pm till 10, with 15 minute breaks and a very nice meal, altogether three hours of playing. Repertoire consisted of jazz standards by amongst others, Duke Ellington, Cole Porter, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Thelonius Monk and Wayne Shorter.
In fact, I have vague memories of having played here before, for a wedding, but in a different room, so I had to bring my keyboard.
Very nice Yamaha grand piano and the very kind waiter took these pictures for me, which I have posted to my flickr channel
29th of November 2013