Bill Charlap and Stephen Keogh
'Here's to Louis'
LONDON PizzaExpress Jazz Club
10 Dean Street
A celebration of the great Irish jazz guitarist Louis Stewart, featuring legendary pianist Bill Charlap and Colin Oxley on guitar.
One of the world's premier jazz pianists, Grammy award winner Bill Charlap has performed and recorded with many leading artists of our time, ranging from jazz masters Phil Woods and Wynton Marsalis to singers Tony Bennett and Barbra Streisand. In 2000 a trio was formed with Stephen Keogh on Drums and Mark Hodgson on bass, called European Jazz Piano Trio led by Bill Charlap. The trio released the CD "Artfully" (recorded live at Pizza Express) to wide critical acclaim. The following year the trio recorded again for an album, with the late great guitar legend Louis Stewart, called "Gift".
The tours that followed forged deep musical and personal friendships. Louis Stewart died August 20th, 2016. Although he may have left us, physically speaking, the timeless spirit of the music, and of him, whom we all love, is still very much alive.
Bill Charlap piano
Mark Hodgson bass
Stephen Keogh drums
with special guest Colin Oxley guitar