British pianist/composer Andrew McCormack has built a diverse international career with many appearances at major festivals and concert halls all over the globe. At one of his solo performances at Jazz In The Round’s Cockpit Theatre in London, McCormack commented, “I have a good reputation for collaborating with other artists. To play solo, I had to learn how to collaborate with myself!”.
Since then, the pianist has enjoyed a series of performances in the solo format, most notably at the internationally renowned Bimhuis in Amsterdam. As a bonus for McCormack’s admirers, Mezzo HD filmed the performance for broadcast throughout Europe.
In early 2016, McCormack embarked on a short tour of selected venues across the UK in a rare outing to play solo piano, to considerable critical acclaim most notably at a sold out Hall One Kings Place in London opening for Michael Wollny in 2017.
He is perhaps best known internationally as a long term member of the Kyle Eastwood Band but also has numerous projects under his own name including trio, duo with Saxophonist Jason Yarde and the pianists’ progressive jazz project, Graviton as well as having received commissions for classical orchestral and chamber concerts.
In 2020, he released SOLO to across the board 4/5 star reviews, adding yet another strength to his already diverse portfolio.
Using a mixture of originals, standard and not so standard repertoire, the pianist demonstrates his compelling ideas, composing and thrilling performances in the stripped down intimate setting of solo piano.