Born: November 5, 1972 Primary Instrument: Piano
As a young boy, London-born Neil Cowley studied classical music at the prestigious Royal Academy, and by the age of 10 had performed a Shostakovich piano concerto to a full house at London’s Queen Elizabeth Hall.
By his mid-teens, Cowley had joined a friend in a Blues Brothers tribute band, “as a way” he says “of getting into pubs”, yet the London pub circuit served him well—he learned to play classic, old school R & B in a number of bands whose members had come from, or went on to great things. By the age of 17 he turned his back on formal training altogether, and entered the world of pop. He went on to record and tour with some of the best soul and funk bands of the day, including The Pasadenas, 4 years with the Brand New Heavies, and Zero 7, until in 2002 he formed his own band, Fragile State....
Awards:BBC jazz award best album 2007
Neil Cowley Trio, Displaced (High Inside Record, 2006)
Neil Cowley Trio, Loud, Louder, Stop (High Inside Record, 2008)
Neil Cowley Trio, Radio Silence (Naim, 2010)
Neil Cowley Trio, The Face Of Mount Molehill (Naim, 2012)
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