Dom Pipkin leads his consummately talented ensemble with piano and voice, brazing a trail though both well-known and obscure New Orleans jazz, blues, RnB and funk. Pipkin has a long-standing association with all things New Orleans, and came up presenting some of the wildest New Orleans parties in town, and the long-running “Music Shop” jam session with the awesome DJ Lil’ Koko. Long sets deep into the night take in the sounds of Jon Cleary, Smiley Lewis, Professor Longhair, Huey “Piano” Smith and beyond, mixed with Pipkin’s own distinctive songwriting.
Dom Pipkin has been the “go to” Brit for the New Orleans piano sound for over a decade now. He’s performed all over the world both on his own terms and with internationally recognized artists. He’s been the subject of Radio 2 and Jazz FM specials and shared stages with New Orleans icons such as Allen Toussaint, Dr John, and Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, and worked with artists as diverse as Pee Wee Ellis, Paul Weller, Paloma Faith and David Byrne.
“Dom brings the whole New Orleans thing to the UK. So good! “ – Zigaboo Modeliste, the Meters.
“I can’t hold a candle to this guy…” Jamie Cullum
21:30 + Late Set from 00:30. Cover will be charged at £4 for guests staying on and £5 on the door.