Entries by 7 Star Arts

Meet the Artist – Mei-Ting Sun, pianist

Ahead of his concert at The Jazz Room on Sunday 4 November, we caught up with pianist Mei-Ting Sun to find out more about his musical life, his influences, inspirations and more….. Who or what inspired you to take up the piano and pursue a career in music? I started piano when I was three, […]

Chopin and Sand in Hampstead

The fascinating story of Fryderyk Chopin and the authoress George Sand is brought vividly to life by Viv McLean (piano) and Susan Porrett (narrator) in 7 Star Arts’ mixed-genre production ‘Divine Fire’ at Craxton Studios, Hampstead, on Saturday 3 November. Interwoven with some of Chopin’s most beautiful and popular piano works, ‘Divine Fire’ traces the relationship […]

Interview with Rick Simpson, jazz pianist

Award-winning jazz pianist and composed Rick Simpson makes his 7 Star Arts debut at The Jazz Room at The Bull’s Head on 26th June Who or what inspired you to pursue a career in music? Hmm…that’s hard to say. I think by the time I knew I wanted to music I hadn’t really met anyone […]

Meet the Artist – Natasha Hardy, singer-songwriter

I just love performing wherever I have an audience We talked to Natasha Hardy about influences, inspirations and more ahead of her Lost in Love concert at The Jazz Room on 20 May….. Who or what inspired you to take up singing and pursue a career in music? The thought of singing and acting appealed […]

Classic Gershwin Showreel

A taster of Classic Gershwin, 7 Star Arts’ most popular mixed genre production, starring Viv McLean (piano) and Susan Porrett (narrator). Music by George Gershwin  

Anthony Hewitt wows The Jazz Room

The Jazz Room in Barnes, SW London, affectionately known as “the suburban Ronnie’s Scotts” (and almost as longstanding as the eponymous Soho jazz club), resonated to a different vibe on Sunday evening when internationally-renowned pianist Anthony Hewitt – an artist more used to playing in hallowed gilded spaces such as the Wigmore or Carnegie Halls […]

Meet the Artist – Duncan Eagles, saxophonist

Saxophonist and composer Duncan Eagles chats to The Cross-Eyed Pianist (AKA Frances Wilson) about his musical influences and inspirations, and more….. I think there are many moments that define what kind of musician you are / will become. One of the earliest I remember was borrowing a John Coltrane double album from school. It was […]

Interview with Niklas Walentin, violinist

Ahead of his appearance with the Walentin Trio at Craxton Studios on 16 March, violinist Niklas Walentin talks about his influences and inspirations, significant teachers, repertoire, performing and more…… Who or what inspired you to take up the violin and pursue a career in music? I was first introduced to the violin and classical music […]

Meet the Artist – Odette, singer-songwriter

I am now very much inspired by the public who have reacted very positively to my music Meet singer-songwriter Odette ahead of her gig at The Jazz Room at The Bull’s Head on 13 February   Who or what inspired you to pursue a career in music? It just happened, really. In my early to […]

Iconoclassics at The Jazz Room

7 Star Arts announces the launch of a new series of concerts in the iconic Jazz Room at the Bull’s Head Iconoclassics features leading, critically-acclaimed classical musicians, more at home in the world’s great concert halls than in a jazz club but all happy to break free from the conventional classical music scene. The small […]