Neville Dickie Salutes the Jazz Piano Greats
May 22 @ 8:00 pm
Preservation New Jersey and the New Jersey Jazz Society are pleased to present Europe’s finest stride pianist Neville Dickie (http://nevilledickie.com/) with special guest percussionist Paul Midiri in a program in which he Salutes the Jazz Piano Greats.
Neville Dickie is one of the World’s finest exponents of Stride piano and Boogie Woogie. Equally respected in Britain and the United States of America, he is one of a rare breed of British musician who has managed to make a name for himself on both sides of the pond. Born in County Durham, England on January 1st 1937, his early years in music were spent in the northern working mens’ clubs. After his National Service in the RAF, Neville left Durham and moved to London.
He spent many years working for little money in the pubs around the London area and his lucky break came when he was auditioned by the BBC and spotted by Doreen Davies, then head of Radio 2. Hundreds of broadcasts followed, both solo and with his Trio. In 1969 he recorded “The Robins Return” which became an immediate hit. Neville remains one of the few British Jazz pianists to have had a record in the Hit Parade.
Neville continued with his recording career under the watchful eye of his recording manager Norman Newell, recording four LPs. In 1975 Neville recorded “Back To Boogie” on the “Music For Pleasure” label. This recording sold 100,000 copies and is still played all over the world today. Since then he has recorded 9 LPs and over 40 CDs on various American labels.
After recording “Back To Boogie” Neville felt the need to go back to his roots and to the music he really loved – Jazz. He is regarded as one of the world’s finest exponents of Stride Piano and is much in demand all over the world. Neville has earned the respect of American audiences and visits there every year. His Trio and his band “The Rhythmakers” are always in demand.
Neville and his wife Pat also ran the very successful Sutton Jazz Club, which in June 2015 celebrated its 28th anniversary before closing in 2016. When Neville is not performing he lives with his wife Pat and poodles Louis & Bertie in Carshalton Beeches, Surrey. They are great animal lovers and support many animal charities.
Paul Midiri, along with his brother Joe, co-lead the 16 piece Midiri Brothers Orchestra as well as various small group ensembles. The Midiri Brothers Sextet perform jazz arrangements of standards, classical music, as well as originals, many of them arranged by Paul.
Paul’s many instrumental talents lend a special versatility to the Midiri Brothers unique sound. His specialty is jazz vibraphone with the sextet. Paul’s love of the vibes, and xylophone has led him to arrange numerous pieces for the sextet to give these instruments a proper setting. His extended virtuosity includes playing trombone and drums with the sextet where his brush work is often featured.
Mr. Midiri can be heard performing with the sextet across the country in many jazz festivals including the Sun Valley Jazz Jubilee, Pismo Jubilee By The Sea, the Capital city Jazz Fest as well as other venues.
“In The Garden”, a CD of Hymns in a jazz setting, is Paul’s first self-produced CD and has enjoyed considerable success, including an A+ rating from jazz reviewer Cam Miller. He can be heard playing vibes on all the Midiri Brothers Sextet CDs as well as trombone and drums on the Midiri Brothers’ “Finger Bustin” CD. He has been featured on two recent CDs with the Brooks Tegler Orchestra, one with Harry Salotti (featuring Mr. Salotti on the tuba), and many more. Along with his busy playing schedule Mr. Midiri enjoys teaching music both at his home land at Black Horse Music in Runnemede N.J. He currently studies percussion with Mr. Anthony DiBartolo.
Mr. Midiri and his wife Elizabeth currently live in Delaware. Many concertand CD reviews as well as audio samples can be found at midiribros.comor contact Paul personally via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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