Jazz pi­anist is bound for the CatS­trand

The Galloway News - - THE WEEKEND TICKET -

Young Scot­tish pi­anist Fer­gus McCreadie will bring his trio to the CatS­trand in New Gal­loway to­mor­row night. Fer­gus has joined the small band of mu­si­cians who have had ap­pear­ances at both lead­ing Lon­don jazz club Ron­nie Scott’s and Carnegie Hall in Dun­fermline con­firmed.

The 21-year-old made a big im­pres­sion with the judges in the tele­vised BBCYoung Jazz Mu­si­cian Fi­nal 2018, de­spite not win­ning the ti­tle in the end.

His ini­tially re­luc­tant piano stud­ies were in­ter­rupted by a brief but un­suc­cess­ful at­tempt to mas­ter the bag­pipes and since dis­cov­er­ing jazz in his early teens he has be­come ded­i­cated to fol­low­ing his he­roes, Os­car Peter­son, Keith Jar­rett and Brad Mehldau in the jazz world.

The bag­pipe in­flu­ence can still be heard in his com­po­si­tions, which re­flect the Scot­tish land­scape and mu­si­cal tra­di­tions, although he re­mains deeply en­thu­si­as­tic about his Amer­i­can and Nordic in­flu­ences too.

“Study­ing at the Royal Con­ser­va­toire of Scot­land, it was im­pos­si­ble not to come into con­tact with Scot­tish mu­sic and just liv­ing in Scot­land. tra­di­tional mu­sic in­flu­ences you with­out you even re­al­is­ing it,”he said.

Gig Scot­tish pi­anist Fer­gus McCreadie will be at the Cats­trand to­mor­row night

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