Dean Stockdale Quartet: Celebrating Oscar Peterson
Tuesday 26 September 2023 8pm.Preston Conservative Club, Paignton
The Dean Stockdale Quartet brings together four of the UK’s finest musicians to celebrate the music of the great Canadian jazz pianist Oscar Peterson. Featuring Tim Williams on guitar, Gavin Barras on bass and Gaz Hughes on drums, the quartet will be showcasing new arrangements of Oscar’s compositions and music from his most famous albums such as ‘Night Train’, ‘We Get Requests’ and ‘The Canadiana Suite’, this is a show that brings the infectious swing and virtuosity that symbolised Oscar’s groups such as those with Ray Brown, Joe Pass and Ed Thigpen.
Dean Stockdale is a highly regarded jazz pianist, arranger and composer based in the North of England who is known for his sensitive, swinging style. He regularly appears around the UK with his trio and some of the best names in UK jazz. His biggest influences in jazz are the piano styles of Oscar Peterson, Bill Evans, Gene Harris, Mulgrew Miller and Erroll Garner.
The quartet has recently recorded a new album featuring Oscar’s music that will be available to purchase at the show.