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The Jazz of Dudley Moore

Dudley Moore, beloved comic actor, we all know about. Perhaps fewer know about Dudley Moore, pianist — the virtuoso brilliantly exploiting the stylistic possibilities gifted to him by Erroll Garner and Oscar Peterson in late night sessions at Peter Cook’s Establishment Club in 1960s Soho, dazzling appearances on BBC TV’s Not Only But Also and the sparkling Decca trio recordings. And perhaps fewer still, Dudley Moore, composer — purveyor of quirky, imaginative jazz originals and the witty music for Bedazzled and 30 Is A Dangerous Age, Cynthia, nuanced movie scores far superior to the movies themselves.

The fabulous Chris Ingham Quartet will be once again appearing at the Royal Hospital School, and building on their acclaimed performances of the music of Hoagy Carmichael and Ella Fitzgerald. This time around they will be exploring the complex and highly conflicted life and music of Dudley Moore, ably assisted by the RHS Big Band.