Over the past decade Richard Michael BEM has taught thousands of students through his work with Fife Youth Jazz Orchestra, ABRSM, Sistema, “Mistakes Are Cool” at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall” and St Andrews University, where he is Honorary Professor of Jazz Piano.
Now it’s his turn! “Contemplation” is his seventh CD since leaving full time teaching in 2007. Richard specialises in “The History of Jazz Piano” but in this album he gives his take in a programme of jazz classics, standards, folk tunes and children’s songs. They form the repertoire of his solo concerts and broadcasts on Radio Scotland’s “Jazz Nights” where he has delighted audiences over the past decade with his comprehensive knowledge of the art of jazz playing.
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