Smoking Boogie – An Evening with Dom Pipkin

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One of Europe’s most authentic and spirited blues and jazz piano players, Dom Pipkin brings his acclaimed one man show on the road with a rollercoaster ride through the rich world of New Orleans, featuring astonishing stories and some truly breathtaking piano.

Brothels and barrelhouses, love, sex and tragedy, chasing the ‘rushin’ lady’.  Voodoo spells and Mardi Gras Queens, the colourful lives of Jelly Roll Morton, Professor Longhair and the drug-fuelled funk and psychedelia of Dr John & James Booker are conjured up in all their rawest setting; a man, a piano, a glass of bourbon and panama hat.

Pipkin has performed extensively in New Orleans, and shared stages with international icons Allen Toussaint, Dr John, and Screamin’ Jay Hawkins.  His experiences are real and resonating.   His work has ranged from teaching Jonathan Ross the piano to privately entertaining the film director Stanley Kubrick.  He’s recorded and toured with Paul Weller, Paloma Faith, Ray Davis, Morcheeba, David Byrne, Guy Barker, Ella Eyre, John Newman, Pee Wee Ellis  and Laura Mvula; and is in constant demand on the capital’s club scene. So come and join him in the intimate Alma Theatre as he recounts his tales, and plays you sweet Jazz and Blues.

Running time 2hrs 15

All tickets include a £1 admin charge

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