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‘…has the wonderful ability to make piano notes glisten like jewelled drops of water’

John Etheridge, Musician

Photography by David Greenshields

DAVID GORDON piano

There are few musicians who cross musical boundaries with as much relish as David Gordon. David has degrees in mathematics and logic, but retains enough sense of humour to perform and compose music. His piano has taken him from Ronnie Scott’s in London to the Red Sea Jazz Festival and the Copenhagen Jazzhouse, with any number of smoky dives on the way. He has played at international jazz festivals with his own group, the David Gordon Trio, violinist Christian Garrick’s quartet and a quartet with jazz singer Jacqui Dankworth, entitled ‘Butterfly’s Wing’.

His many recordings with his own trio have earned rave reviews and over 20 CDs featuring his compositions have established him as a unique talent on the British music scene. In 2009 he was awarded an Ability Media International Award for ‘Semmerwater’, a community musical play commissioned by the Swaledale Festival.

With a passion for the music of South America, David is a musician perfectly at ease whether he’s playing Samba rhythms at 606 Club, directing the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra or sat at his harpsichord in an Austrian concert hall.

 

Who we are

The London Tango Quintet brings together five outstanding musicians to play the music of Piazzolla, Troilo and other giants of Argentinian tango.
Formed in 2007 by violinist, David Juritz, the quintet has made numerous appearances in music festivals and concert halls around the UK. With five acclaimed soloists as its members, the London Tango Quintet doesn’t limit itself to tango but includes a wide range of music, from the baroque to contemporary in its programmes.