Ben Waters, Europe’s official ‘Best Boogie Woogie Pianist’, is in high demand as a session musician. With a career spanning 25 years, Ben has worked with some truly legendary musicians (The Rolling Stones, Sir Ray Davies, Jools Holland, PJ Harvey) and entertained audiences at prestigious venues across the world. He will be bringing his high energy Big Band to Cadogan Hall, playing the music of his heroes, such as Fats Domino, Amos Milburn and Louis Jordon.
With very special guests Denise Gordon, Tommy Hare and Amy Mayes.
Supported by the Tom Waters Quartet with a special appearance of Lila Ammons of the famous Chicago boogie and jazz dynasty of Albert and Gene Ammons, this will be a sensational evening with both hot rock ‘n’ roll and cool jazz music from some of the finest musicians in the world.
A donation of £10 from each ticket will be given to Lifting the Blues – www.liftingtheblues.co.uk – which is dedicated to destigmatizing mental health issues via music.
Unfortunately Bill Wyman, originally billed as special guest, has had to pull out of all engagements at the moment. Here is the statement issued by his office: “Bill’s treatment for prostate cancer has been successful and Bill is very much looking forward to playing live again soon but he needs a little longer to recuperate so unfortunately he won’t be appearing at the Lifting the Blues concerts this October.”
7.30pm: Tom Waters Quartet
8.20pm: Ben Waters Big Band