JAZZ FM Classic Album Series - Alex Wilson at PizzaExpress, Soho

Monday 21st August 2023

Tickets: £20 Seat 

Doors: 6.30pm

8:00pm – 8:45pm (Panel Discussion with playback of Classic Album)

9:00pm-9:45pm (Live Re-creation of Classic Album)

The venue for this event is PizzaExpress, 10 Dean St, London W1D 3RW

Jazz FM’s Classic Album Playback series in partnership with the Hampstead Jazz Club. Alex Wilson recreates songs from the classic album Monty Alexander’s – Yard Movement Album. This evening will form two episodes of Jazz FM’s Classic Album playback series that will broadcast on the station throughout September on Saturday/Sunday nights at 9pm.

Hosted by jazz legend Claire Martin OBE, each week the programme concentrates on a pivotal classic jazz album that has stood the test of time. Recorded in front of a discerning audience at PizzaExpress Holborn, a panel led by Ian Shaw will play tracks from the album and discuss their opinions on why the album as a collection of tracks worked to create the classic work we know of today, adding a layer of knowledge and understanding that will feed the inquisitive mind of the audience. Following the playback, Alex will re-create a number of tracks from the classic album, performing a mini-set, which you can hear as part of the broadcast. 

Alex Wilson – Winner of a LUKAS Award for Jazz in Europe, Alex Wilson is a British/Swiss pianist, firmly rooted in the genres of World Music, Jazz and Latin.  Born in the UK of mixed English/African parentage and was brought up in the UK, Sierra Leone, Austria and Switzerland, Alex began his career receiving a BBC Jazz Rising Star award and went on to perform with Wynton Marsalis, Ernest Ranglin, Courtney Pine, Hugh Masakela (RIP) and was musical director/arranger for Rodrigo y Gabriela and their CUBA project.  He led a collaboration with Malian griot Madou Sidiki Diabaté and Ahmed Fofana on the award-winning Mali Latino project and has co-written books with Omar Puente and Seckou Keita.

Host and Panel
Host – Claire Martin OBE
Panel – Ian Shaw and Stephen Graham

Band Members
Alex Wilson (piano)
Davide Mantovani (bass)
Kenrick Rowe (drums)


PizzaExpress Live (Soho)
10 Dean St, London, W1D 3RW

020 7439 4962


Doors: 6:30 pm | Show: 8:00 pm

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