Elchin Shirinov - Jazz Pianist Extraordinaire

Friday 16th February 2024

Tickets: £20.00 Seat at a shared Table for 4 /£15.00 Seat – No Table

Doors: 7.30pm

Show:  8:00pm-9:30pm  – Single Set 75 min 

Please note you can book for dinner either before or after the show.

HJC proudly presents one of the ‘top 200 favourite living pianists in the world‘ ELCHIN SHIRINOV

Elchin Shirinov is a jazz pianist, composer and arranger. He was included in All About Jazz’s December 2022 poll of the top 200 favourite living pianists in the world. From 2018 to Oct 2022 he was a member of the famous jazz double bassist Avishai Cohen’s trio, during which time he recorded 3 albums as part of the trio and toured internationally at festivals and venues such as Blue Note New York jazz club, Ronnie Scott’s jazz club, Blue Note Tokyo jazz club, Tokyo Jazz festival, Jazz a Vienne, Jazz in Marciac, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Berlin Philharmonie concert hall, Paris Jazz festival, London Jazz Festival, Barbican.

As well as working with Avishai Cohen he has also recorded his own albums, ‘Maiden Tower’ in 2017 and ‘Waiting’ in 2018. As a solo artist he has toured in London, Paris, Berlin, Budapest, Krakow, Milan and Vienna.

Shirinov’s performance was suave and confident, melting into the lower tones of Cohen’s bass. His piano solo in the central number ‘Shifting Sands’was a moment of calm within an electrifying set.” Izzy Blankfield, London Jazz News / London Jazz Festival Review 2021

Elchin has a really good sense of how to orchestrate for the trio setting. In particular, he finds a distinct place for the piano and the bass in the music. He doesn’t play any extraneous stuff that the bass is already doing. That makes the listening experience pleasing – it’s transparent. His record is a strong achievement – pleasing to listen to, strong compositions, nice improvising, really good trio playing.”– BRAD MEHLDAU

The pianist is Elchin Shirinov, the thoughtful but forceful Azerbaijani musician who played on both Two Roses and Arvoles…Cohen’s vivacious bass improv and Shirinov’s contrastingly imperturbable lyricism glow through this fine set – and if the new tunes add few surprises to the leader’s signature songbook, the playing is incandescent.” John Fordham, The Guardian


Piano/synths – Elchin Shirinov

Please note, The Club is not licensed to allow access to Children under the age of 16 after 9pm, so for evening performances, please do not book tickets for children under the age of 16. Children aged 16 and above are welcome at any time.

For £20.00 Tickets:

Seats are not numbered and you will be seated at available tables. Please note tables seat 4 people, so for bookings of less than 4 people, you will be seated and share a table for 4.

For £15.00 Tickets:

This is a fully seated event.  Seats are not numbered and will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.

Please NOTE, there is NO food served in the Jazz Club, there is a bar for drinks. We advise booking a table for dinner at the Duke of Hamilton upstairs at least 1hr before show-time – Book Here 

Please note the Jazz Club is situated in the basement of the Duke of Hamilton Pub and access is via a number of stairs. The nearest toilets are situated on the 1st floor of the Pub.


Doors: 7:30 pm | Show: 8:00 pm

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