The soul of New Orleans in the UK - Dom Pipkin at the piano

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  • Toulouse Lautrec Jazz Club


  • Live Music
  • Tickets from £14.00 - £17.00
  • Live Music and Jazz
  • Over 12
  • Thu, 25th May 2023 @ 20:00 - 22:00
  • 20:00 - 22:00

With appearances across the globe and celebrity fans ranging from Jonathan Ross to Paul Weller, Dom Pipkin truly sets the piano on fire with his acclaimed one man show.  Stories of bad boys, bourbon and the Big Easy bring the city of New Orleans right into the 21st century from "one of the world's greatest exponents of New Orleans piano" - Blues in Britain magazine.  Expect fireworks, boogie and moments of pure Louisiana sentimentality "I can't hold a candle to this guy" says Jamie Cullum.

Dom Pipkin - piano from London, soul from New Orleans 

Alongside a glittering session career David Byrne, Ray Davies, Morcheeba, piano player and songwriter Dom Pipkin has been described by Blues in Britain as “one of the world’s greatest exponents of New Orleans piano”.   He first discovered the New Orleans style in the early 90s, and has gone on to become a regular visitor and performer in that city, with appearances that include the highly acclaimed “Piano Night” and the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage festival.  He is a regular fixture on the European blues and boogie Woogie festival circuit having played 1000’s of club and theatre, radio and TV dates in a career spanning nearly three decades.  Jazz star Jamie Cullum says “I can’t hold a candle to this guy”.  

Pipkin developed a particular specialisation for the unique flavours of maverick New Orleans piano star James Booker 1939 - 1983 capturing the player’s trademark combination of driving blues married with rhapsodic classical influences.  He was invited to play at the world premiere of the documentary “Bayou Maharajah” at SXSW in 2014, and at multiple subsequent screenings of the film.  

Pipkin has performed extensively in New Orleans, and shared stages with legends such as Allen Toussaint , Dr John  and Screamin’ Jay Hawkins.  Grammy award winner Jon Cleary invites him to jam whenever he’s in town.  In live shows Pipkin mixes his own compelling songwriting with blues and Big Easy classics that "..cooks up a steaming musical stew that has the crowd dancing and clapping for more" -  Classic Rock Blues Magazine.  

During lockdown he performed more than 120 broadcast shows from his home in Epping Forest, and completed his solo album “C’mon Sunshine” - an all-original collection of songs on the subject of hope, jammed full of spicy New Orleans and blues piano styles.  Alongside his own career, Pipkin travels the world with the band Morcheeba with whom he has been associated since the bands inception in 1996, used to teach Jonathan Ross the piano, writes for Blues Matters magazine, and runs a highly successful community-based jam session in London introducing players to the world of New Orleans music. 

“Dom’s solo shows are a treat – intimate, moving, funky and lively.  A real romp through the heart and soul of New Orleans piano and beyond”  - Kino-Teatr

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Ticket Event time Cost
Early Bird
Doors: 7:00pm / Show: 8:30 - 11:00pm
20:00 - 22:00 £14.00
Standard Admission
Doors: 7:00pm / Show: 8:30 - 11:00pm
20:00 - 22:00 £17.00



Toulouse Lautrec Jazz Club, 140 Newington Butts, SE11 4RN


Toulouse Lautrec
Paying tribute to one of France's most flamboyant artists, Toulouse Lautrec is an intimate Brasserie & Wine Bar in Kennington, South London. Brimming with the bohemian charm of the Parisian jazz bars of a bygone era. The venue is rapidly becoming one of London's finest live music venue providing quality live music from Jazz to Soul Funk, from French Chansons to Latin Salsa.

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1 Tickets are non-refundable with 48 Hours of the event as standard.
2 Attendees under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
3 We operate a Check-21. If you are lucky enough to appear younger than 21 you may be asked for photographic ID.
4 Seating is allocated and based on first come, first served. Please arrive before start time to be guaranteed seating.
5 Once the show has begun, we reserve the right to fill any empty seats with people who are on our waiting list or at the door. Late arrivals will still be permitted however may be asked to stand at the back until seating can be provided at such time.
6 Video Recording & Photography is encouraged. Please refrain from using flashes or strong lights as they risk harming our performers.

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