Born: September 3, 1950
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....
AwardsNominated '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
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