LONDON Ram Jam Club Kingston
46 Richmond Road, Kingston Upon Thames,
The blues, soul, funk and jazz of New Orleans in all its majesty, played by a seamlessly funky trio – ‘when Dom plays the piano, magic happens’ (Paloma Faith)
Dom Pipkin presents the blues, soul, funk and jazz of piano-driven New Orleans grooves in all their majesty. Hugely popular with his solo shows charting the history of New Orleans for more than 100 years, Pipkin now brings in members of his band 'The Ikos' to lay down those irresistible rhythms.
One of the foremost in his field, Dom Pipkin has appeared many times on British and American TV and radio with his interpretations of classic rolling New Orleans piano. Radio 2 presenter and jazz star Jamie Cullum says 'I can't hold a candle to this guy', and Paloma Faith, who Pipkin was musical director to for four years adds 'When Dom plays the piano, magic happens!' Pipkin is a frequent visitor to New Orleans where he plays, and in addition has appeared at SXSW festival, and the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.
The all-star group, with playing credits ranging from Dr John, Laura Mvula, Paul Weller, Maceo Parker, Pee Wee Ellis, Ray Davies and David Byrne create a party wherever they go with their deep funky sound, and as well as their own songs bring alive the spirit of the greats - Fats Domino, Professor Longhair, The Meters, and many many more. The Meters drummer, and acknowledged godfather of New Orleans funk Zigaboo Modeliste says 'Dom brings the whole New Orleans thing to the UK. So good!' Early booking is always advised.
'I can't hold a candle to this guy. He's a great piano player' Jamie Cullum, Radio 2
For a real flavour of New Orleans blues and boogie woogie piano, including some stories around the heritage of that great jazz city – look no further than Dom and his super-tight jazz band.