On March 23 at 7:30pm Roger Kellaway and Peter Beets will perform the ‘Many Moods of McCartney’ in The Loreto Theater (Sheen Center for Thought & Culture). The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture, a new state of the art Performing Arts Center in the East Village/NoHo, presents their new Jazz series, ‘Jazz on Bleecker Street’. The 270-seat theater will present a wide variety of Jazz genres and aspire to showcase original sides to America’s national treasure, Jazz.
About the Show
March 23rd ‘Many Moods of McCartney’ features Grammy Award winning Oscar-nominated Jazz pianist and composer Roger Kellaway and Holland’s top Jazz Pianist Peter Beets in a two-piano and trio performance showing off the music of Sir Paul McCartney, the legendary classic and pop tunes that are part of the soundtrack of our lives and are musical history! Oscar Peterson said “Kellaway is one of the great Jazz Pianists of the world .”…Beets known for a mastery of the style and songs of Oscar Peterson is a European star now excitedly welcomed in the US. Jay Leonhart on Bass and Ron Krasinski on Drums.
About Peter Beets
Peter Beets (1971) was from birth surrounded by music: classical from his mother who is a music pedagogue, and jazz from his father who has a great love of Oscar Peterson and Art Blakey. In 1998 he finished his conservatory studies and won the Prix Martial Solal in Paris. In the same year he became the regular pianist of “The Jazz Orchestra of the Concertgebouw”. With trombone and jazz legend Curtis Fuller, Peter made a live recording in 1999 and won in that same year yet another prize, the Concours de Solistes de Jazz in Monaco. In 2001 he recorded the cd “New York Trio” with the stunning rhythm tandem Rodney Whitaker and Willie Jones III, the first cd of Peter on the renowned Criss Cross label. n 2013 Peter Beets recorded the album ‘Portrait of Peterson’ with the same rhythm section. On this album, which was nominated for a Dutch Music Award “Edison”, he performs favourite tracks and compositions of one of his biggest idols Oscar Peterson. Peter Beets has been successfully touring with his trio in most countries in Europe as well as in Asia, Russia and the USA.