Sebastian Taylor’s music news: Pianist Tim Penn; London Mozart Players; tenor Toby Spence; jazz singer-songwriter Sodi Cookey
31 May, 2018 — By Sebastian Taylor
Stride and barrelhouse piano styles are being played by Tim Penn in the Green Note Basement this Saturday evening (June 2). Penn is one of most “in demand” keyboard players on the roots, songwriter and blues scene. His influences range through the great New Orleans players like Professor Longhair, Fats Domino and Dr John.
Green Note Basement, 106 Parkway, Camden Town, 8pm, £8, 020 7485 9899, www.greennote.co.uk
• Some lovely music is being played by the London Mozart Players Chamber Ensemble and pianist Simon Callaghan at Conway Hall, Holborn, on Sunday evening (June 3). Among items being played is Mozart’s Eine Kleine Nachtmusik; Beethoven’s third piano concerto arranged by Lachner; Bottesini Elegy and Haydn’s 102nd symphony. Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, Holborn, 6.30pm, £12, 8 to 25-year-olds free, 020 7405 1818, https://conwayhall.org.uk/sunday-concerts/
Islington tenor Toby Spence
• Inspirational Islington tenor Toby Spence is singing Schubert’s The Beautiful Maid of the Mill next Monday lunchtime (June 4) at Wigmore Hall. His expressive artistry is sure to provide fresh insights into one of the greatest song-cycles, presented in Jeremy Sam’s new English translation.
Wigmore Hall, 36 Wigmore Street, W1, 1pm, £15/cons £13, 020 7935 2141, www.wigmore-hall.org.uk
• Enjoy an exciting evening of jazz, blues and soul with singer-songwriter Sodi Cookey at Burgh House, Hampstead, next Thursday evening (June 7). His incredible range, powerful voice and charismatic passionate performance is something to behold and experience.
Burgh House, New End Square, Hampstead, 7pm, £10/ under-25s £10, 020 7431 0144, www.burghhouse.org.uk