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Neville Dickie - Stride, Rags and Boogie at their best

Wed Aug 17th 2011, 12:15–1:00 pm ◀ This event has finished
St Dunstan-in-the-West, 186a Fleet St, London, EC4A 2HR


Neville Dickie is one of the world's finest exponents of Stride piano and Boogie Woogie. Equally respected in Britain and the United States of America, he is one of the rare breed of British musicians who has managed to make a name for himself on both sides of the pond. Neville, and his wife Pat, also run Sutton Jazz Club in Surrey, England.

In today’s concert, Neville will be playing a selection of Stride & Boogie from the 1920s to the 1940s.

Visit the blog to see a clip of Neville playing at the 2011 UK Boogie Woogie Festival.

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Neville Dickie

Neville Dickie was born in County Durham, England on January 1st 1937. His early years in music were spent in the northern working mens' clubs. After his National Service in the RAF, Neville left Durham and moved to London.

He spent many years working for little money in the pubs around the London area and his lucky break came when he was auditioned by the BBC and spotted by Doreen Davies, then head of Radio 2. Hundreds of broadcasts followed, both solo and with his Trio. In 1969 he recorded “The Robins Return” which became an immediate hit. Neville remains one of the few British Jazz pianists to have had a record in the Hit Parade.

Neville continued with his recording career under the watchful eye of his recording manager Norman Newell, recording four LPs. In 1975 Neville recorded “Back To Boogie” on the “Music For Pleasure” label. This recording sold 100,000 copies and is still played all over the world today.

After this recording Neville felt the need to go back to his roots and to the music he really loved - Jazz. He has recorded more than 20 CDs and is much in demand all over the world. Neville has earned the respect of American audiences and visits there every year. He is regarded as one of the world’s finest exponents of Stride Piano. His Trio continues to entertain crowds all over the country and his band “The Rhythmakers” is always in demand. He regularly tours in Switzerland, France, Belgium & Germany.

More information is available on his website.

Venue: St Dunstan-in-the-West

Pictures of St Dunstan-in-the-West at the Flickr website

The church of St. Dunstan in the West dates back to circa 1070 AD, and the present building was completed in the early 19th century.

The nearest tube stations are Chancery Lane (Central line) and Temple (Circle and District line).

For more information, visit the church's website.


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