Jazz Experience

Jazz

Dominic Alldis has been part of the British jazz scene for over 30 years.

He has played at all the UK's major jazz venues (Ronnie Scott's, Pizza Express Jazz Club, Pizza on the Park, Pheasantry, 606 Club, Vortex, Jazz Café) and many concert venues (Wigmore Hall, QEH, Purcell Room, The Forge, Queen’s Hall, Adrian Boult Hall, Jacqueline du Pre Music Room), as well as music festivals around the world.

Current musical projects range from concert & jazz club performances with his piano trio to vocal-jazz songbook shows and crossover projects with the Canzona Chamber Orchestra.

Current projects

The Dominic Alldis Trio features pianist and arranger Dominic Alldis, former Ronnie Scott’s bassist Andrew Cleyndert and former Loose Tubes drummer Martin France

Dominic has entertained audiences across the UK and abroad with classics from the Great American Songbook as well as songs by British and French composers and contemporary New York-style cabaret songs.

In 2009, Dominic Alldis composed a suite for jazz piano trio and string orchestra. A Childhood Suite, inspired by themes from traditional nursery rhymes as well as original material, was first performed at St. James's Piccadilly in April 2010, followed by a performance by the Amersham Festival Orchestra in February 2012.

Past projects

Dominic’s contemporary arrangements of themes from classic French films, including A Man and a Woman, Jules et Jim and Monsieur Hulot’s Holiday, and songs by the celebrated French film composer Michel Legrand, most famous his score for The Umbrellas of Cherbourg and hit songs “What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life”, “The Summer Knows” and “Windmills Of Your Mind” from The Thomas Crown Affair.  Dominic's innovative and jazz-influenced arrangements retain the charm of the original themes.

Barry Fantoni was one of the founders of Private Eye Magazine and is still a regular contributor, working alongside the magazine’s editor Ian Hislop.  Dominic and Barry have been friends since the early 80s.  Barry is also a fine jazz clarinetist.  They decided to develop a show which combined Barry's poetry and reminscencies about life at Private Eye with some swinging jazz.  

Performing as a solo pianist has always been an important part of Dominic's musical life.  After a spell as resident pianist at London's premiere jazz-cabaret room PIzza on the Park in the early 80s, Dominic was invited by the Studio for Electro-Instrumental Music in Amsterdam (STEIM) to develop a contemporary piece using live electronics and the Yamaha MIDI Grand Piano.