When BJ Cole and Emily Burridge perform together they produce a dynamic energy created out of their complimentary perspectives. Emily, the classically trained virtuoso cellist with a talent for improvisation honed to spontaneous perfection by the demands of top flight session work…and BJ whose session CV confirms his conviction that the pedal steel guitar is long overdue for a re-evaluation as an orchestral instrument that demands a sophisticated repertoire.
Their programme includes a classical/jazz interpretation of Henry Purcell’s Dido, Appalachian Spring by Aaron Copeland, Claire de Lune by Claude Debussy and a highly original arrangement of the five piano Gnossiennes by Eric Satie.
BJ Cole, the – “Best pedal steel player in the World I’d say…” Sting.
“Cello and steel guitar, how could it work? But work it did with languorous, sensuous music…amazing!” Art Nouveau
Event supported by Hemstock’s