Dom Pipkin leads his consummately talented ensemble with piano and voice, brazing a trail through both well-known and obscure New Orleans jazz, blues, RnB and funk. Pipkin’s long-standing association with all things New Orleans fits perfectly with DJ Lil’ Koko, equally steeped in the NOLA tradition. Pipkin and Koko ran some of the best New Orleans nights in town, including the legendary “Music Shop” on Denmark Street and the Mardi Gras residency at Ronnie Scott’s. 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. Lil’ Koko has DJ-ed all around Europe, at the Olympics, and hosts her own show the New Orleans Strut on Resonance FM radio.
“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.