Emerald Strings have been developing Jazz performances in collaboration with Internationally acclaimed Jazz Pianist Mike Conliffe.
Mike Conliffe – Jazz Pianist
Mike started playing piano by ear as child, playing Gospel in church and later discovering Jazz, which he went on to study at Liverpool Community College and Leeds college of Music. As well as playing regularly in Jazz festivals round the UK, Mike has toured both coasts of America with 'Call Mr Robeson', culminating in the February 2012 performance at Carnegie Hall . Mike has also performed in another two-hander, a Jazz drama God Bless the Child about Billie Holliday. He plays regularly as soloist and with Swing and Function bands at weddings, other celebrations and at corporate events. Mike also teaches piano to aspiring Pop, Blues and Jazz musicians and to singer/song writers.
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“A tour- de force performance, beautifully accompanied throughout by pianist Mike Conliffe”Lancaster Guardian
"Tayo Aluko's one man show (with fine support at the piano from Michael Conliffe) captures the essence of one of the twentieth century's most remarkable lives"Broadwayworld.com
"Pianist Michael Conliffe's musical contribution adds greatly to the emotional atmosphere"British Theatre Guide October 2011
"All accompanied by the sensitive piano of Michael Conliffe who expertly fills the places in between"Edinburgh Fringe 2010