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Event Information

Did you know that “The Lark Ascending”, “Take 5” and “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” all use the same scale?

Or that Vivaldi and George Gershwin used the same chord sequences over and over again?

In “It’s All Music Folks”, pianist Richard Michael performs a variety of well known tunes explaining how they were composed, and how the building blocks of music are the same whatever the genre.

Join us on our YouTube Channel at 7.30 pm on Saturday 3rd October for the Premiere of this delightful concert, recorded live at Haddo in front of a small, socially distanced audience.

Biography Information

Richard occupies a unique place in the musical life of his native Scotland, as he has the versatility to improvise on any theme, in any key and in any given style.

He has a virtuosic piano technique enabling him to give recitals on “The History of Jazz Piano”, encompassing every major jazz pianist from Fats Waller to Keith Jarrett, and is a master of stride piano playing. 

Years spent as Head of Music in Beath High School have led to an easy rapport with audiences explaining how music works. He had been a Tutor on The Benedetti Foundation opening up the skill of improvisation to thousands of players around the world on the Internet.

He is Honorary Professor of Jazz Piano at the University of St Andrews, and during lockdown, has broadcast weekly on Radio Scotland’s “Jazz Nights” from his home in Kirkcaldy.

Event Details

Saturday 3rd October 2020 7:30 pm

Admission Free

Venue: Haddo Arts YouTube Channel

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Access It’s All Music Folks! on YouTube