Piano Prodigy Plays 3 Shows In Devon

Sarah Parker
Authored by Sarah Parker
Posted: Tuesday, February 27, 2024 - 20:51

Rising star and master jazz pianist Eddie will be performing at Ashburton Arts Centre on 6th March, Teignmouth Jazz Club on 7th March and the Plough At St Annes in Barnstaple on 8th March. The Eddie Gripper Trio are swiftly rising to prominence as an in-demand, vibrant and enthralling jazz band and one of the most engaging live acts on the international scene.

Hailing from Oxford and now based in Cardiff, pianist, composer and educator Eddie Gripper released his debut album ‘Home’ on the prestigious Ubuntu Records label in March 2023. Delightfully minimalist improvisation brings to life the stories behind each of his thoughtful compositions.

At a very young age, Eddie Gripper has proved an incredible prowess on his instrument of choice, clearly demonstrating an innate talent that would often take a lifetime to achieve. This is very much evident on Eddie’s debut album Home, a captivating body of work that perfectly showcases the young pianist’s expertise in an exquisite light.

Complimenting Eddie Gripper’s phenomenal skills on the piano are the exceptionally creative musicians Ursula Harrison on bass and Patrick Barrett-Donlon on drums. The result is a vibrant and exciting ensemble who understand each other so well that the synergy between them is palpable - undoubtedly an impressive spectacle to witness at their forthcoming performance.

Eddie Gripper and his trio have performed at a wide range of leading international music venues and festivals, With a plethora of accolades from critics and gig goers alike, this is undoubtedly a live show not to be missed!

For more infomation, please visit: https://edgripper.wordpress.com/live-and-touring/

  “A critically acclaimed debut that’s already garnered comparisons with the greats – Jazzwise Magazine

 Gripper is a multi-faceted writer and his compositions are full of delightful and unexpected twists and turns – The Jazz Mann (4*)

 This is a satisfying debut album pairing demanding rhythms and refined frameworks – All About Jazz

 “A remarkably mature-sounding trio album from a pianist who is still only 22….Richly atmospheric’ – London Jazz News