Liam Dunachie is a pianist, arranger and Hammond organist based in London and studied first at Cambridge University then later the Guildhall School of Music. He has since established himself in London’s vibrant jazz scene, playing both with his own bands and appearing as a sideman regularly at venues such as Ronnie Scott’s, 606 club and Pizza Express Soho, and has worked with such acclaimed musicians as Ian Shaw, Dennis Rollins and Jim Mullen. In more commercial music he has worked as an accompanist for Gareth Malone’s BBC2 “Sing While You Work”, was the Musical Director for the 2015-16 UK Tour of “Hairspray,” and is currently Associate Musical Director for Baz Luhrmann’s “Strictly Ballroom the Musical” in the West End.
Liam is joined by two regular collaborators, with whom he has played regularly since studying with them. David Ingamells was the recipient of the Yamaha Jazz Prize and Chartered Surveyor’s Prize and is now a fixture in an acclaimed group led by pianist Kate Williams, the London City Big Band and many others. Misha Mullov-Abbado has risen to prominence as a bass player and composer since winning both the John Dankworth and Kenny Wheeler Prizes and has released two well-reviewed albums with his own sextet on Edition records. He is also currently a BBC New Generation Artist.
The group will play a set of set of music including standards in the tradition of classic piano trios such as those led by Bill Evans, Oscar Peterson and Keith Jarrett, interspersed with a smattering of Liam’s melodic and harmonically adventurous compositions.