E15 Jazz sessions showcase live contemporary jazz from a mix of established international musicians and bright new talent in Stratford's regular jazz night.
In June acclaimed pianist, violinist and singer Benet McLean heads to East London. One of the most highly regarded musicians in contemporary British jazz his musical depth and exploration of the boundaries between musical genres make him a unique and constantly evolving artist. Inspired in his teens by the great bebop artists of the 1940s, Benet's playing today reflects his early inspirations while also embracing a wide range of other musical influences.
Known best in previous years for his piano, keyboard and vocal work, Benet has more recently returned to his first instrument, the violin, fast emerging as a virtuoso violinist of extraordinary versatility. Whether playing jazz, funk or even classical, his warm soulful energy and musical wizardry continue to gain him new fans wherever he plays.
Change in line-up
In a change to the line-up previously announced Camilla George will now perform in Stratford in July. We’re excited that Benet McLean joins us for this Friday’s E15 Jazz Sessions.
A true virtuoso on piano and violinJulian Joseph