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Sullivan Fortner | King George Jazz Club

Starting on April 02, 2024 7:30 pm
Categories: PianoFest
Tags: Jazz

Sullivan Fortner

Tuesday, April 2, 2024
7:30 PM (GMT +1)

Sullivan Fortner is without a doubt one of the most creative and active pianists of his generation. His virtuoso pianistic skills are never an end in themselves; his seemingly never-ending wealth of ideas impresses critics and audiences alike. We are now pleased to invite him to the ZigZag Jazz Club for an intimate solo concert. "Fortner's ability to simultaneously project his own voice and reflect that of others demonstrates empathy." - DownBeat Magazine "His fundamentals as a player could hardly be better, and his instincts as a composer and bandleader are almost astonishingly mature." - New York Times. Over the past decade, Sullivan Fortner has developed his deep-rooted talents as a pianist, composer, bandleader and uncompromising individualist. The GRAMMY Award-winning New Orleans artist received international praise as a pianist/keyboardist and producer for his collaborative work on The Window (Mack Avenue, 2018) with multiple GRAMMY winner, singer and composer Cecile McLorin Salvant. As a solo artist, he has released Moments Preserved (Decca, 2018) and Aria (Impulse!, 2015) to critical acclaim, and he's just getting started. New York-based Fortner was recognized in multiple DownBeat Critics Poll categories, winning first place in the Rising Star Piano and Rising Star Jazz Artist categories.

(Translated from German via translate.google.com)

Sullivan Fortner is the winner of the 2015 American Pianists Awards.

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