Tickets available online, by post and from Hebden Bridge Town Hall (weekdays). No telephone booking.
Late night boogie woogie!
Following the success of 2018’s late-night Festival concert, we are delighted to welcome from Paris the brilliant and ever-inventive stride, swing and blues pianist Jean Baptiste Franc who has created his own style by mixing melodic improvisation and stride techniques.
A self-taught musician, he was inspired by his father, saxophonist Olivier Franc and such piano-greats as Don Lambert, James P. Johnson and Fats Waller.
In 2018 Jean Baptiste won the Gold Medal at the World Championship Old-Time Piano Playing Contest organised by the Ole Miss University in Oxford Mississipi.
“Lovely, very good playing.” Monty Alexander
“He plays with his heart” Wynton Marsalis