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Veryan Weston

Primary Instrument: Piano

Born: September 3, 1950    

Veryan Weston

VERYAN WESTON - PIANIST

Born in 1950, moved from Cornwall to London in 1972 and began playing as a freelance jazz pianist as well as developing as an improviser at the Little Theatre Club.

1975 85: Residency & fellowship for Digswell Arts Trust (Hertfordshire). Activities included: Work on written theoretical material, commissioned by The Digswell Arts Trust. Co-ordinating music workshops, supported by Eastern Arts Association. Co-founded and composed for young local group - Stinky Winkles, First released recordings with Lol Coxhill, and collaborated on music for Derek Jarman Film.

Throughout 1980s and early 90s worked with Eddie Prévost Quartet, Trevor Watts’ Moiré Music and Lol Coxhill and Phil Minton. Major festivals have included Zurich, Berlin, Nickelsdorf, Karlsruhr, Warsaw, Wroclaw, San Sebastian, Bombay, Vancouver, Nancy, Aukland, Nevers, Washington, Lille, Houston, Le Mans, Strasbourg, Bologna and Victoriaville....
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Awards

Nominated 'Young Jazz Musician 1979 by Greater London Arts Association. 3 First prizes with Stinky Winkles in Wroklaw, Dunkirk and San Sebastian Jazz Festivals Cornelius Cardew Composition Prize with Phil Minton for 'Songs from a Prison Diary - 1991
Tessellations II - There is nothing like this music, in recent memory - not, in fact, since Bach wrote his Goldberg Variations (RAUL D'GAMA ROSE - ALLABOUTJAZZ 2011 Solo piano - Allusions - “Absolutely spellbinding!” (JONATHAN PRICE - WPVM 2009) Weston commands the piano both in terms of raw technique and variety of pianistic devices. He also has ears the size of Alaska - DAVID DUPONT - CADENCE 2003 What a great combination!! This duo is incredible and are extremely connected - DUNCAN HEINING - JAZZWISE 2002
  • Haste

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    2012
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  • Different Tessellations

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    2011
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  • Different Tesselations

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    2011
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  • Allusions

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    2009
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  • Unlocked

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    2007
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  • Gateway To Vienna

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    2005
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  • Tessellations For Luthéal Piano

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    2003
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Different Tesselations by John Eyles

Different Tessellations by Raul d'Gama Rose

Allusions by John Eyles

Gateway to Vienna by John Eyles

Tessellations for Lutheal Piano (2003) by Glenn Astarita

Five Shadows by AAJ Staff

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