Entries by 7 Star Arts

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 […]

Meet the Artist – Rowan Hudson, jazz pianist

The nature of improvised music means that it’s very rare that everything falls together perfectly in real time, and in a way that’s not the point. Who or what inspired you to pursue a career in music? It’s actually very hard to pin it down to anything very concrete, I think partly because I can’t […]

Classic Gershwin on BBC London

Susan Porrett (actress and writer of Classic Gershwin) and Yvonne Evans (Director of 7 Star Arts) will be appearing on the Jo Good show on BBC London at 1pm on Wednesday 10 January to talk about The Cinema Museum London & “Classic Gershwin” (which plays at The Cinema Museum on Saturday 13th January). Featuring music […]

Win a pair of tickets to Classic Gershwin at The Cinema Museum

Classic Gershwin, 7 Star Arts’ acclaimed portrayal of the life of George Gershwin in music and words, will be at The Cinema Museum in Kennington, south London for one night only on Saturday 13 January 2018. For a chance to win a pair of tickets to this “terrific” concert, answer the following question: How are […]

Meet the Artist – Alena Walentin Lugovkina, flautist

Who or what inspired you to take up flute and pursue a career in music? Thinking back to how I’ve started flute and came to the UK, I think of the phrase “it was meant to be”. According to my parents, every time I heard music, I would start singing, so I’ve been singing since […]

Meet the Artist…..Stefanos Tsourelis

Ahead of his concert at the Jazz Room at The Bull’s Head on 14 November, we spoke to guitar and oud player and composer Stefanos Tsourelis about his musical influences and inspirations, and more….. Who or what inspired you to pursue a career in music? I was inspired and motivated by my music heroes like […]