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JAN PRESTON’S BOOGIE CIRCUS
24 March 2019
JAN PRESTON’S BOOGIE CIRCUS. Meow 5:00 to 7:00 24 March 2019.
Jan leads a trio of piano, acoustic bass and percussion.
The genre is boogie and blues, and Jan sings and plays piano, Mike Pullman plays drums, and Nigel Masters on double bass.
Jan is a knockout boogie pianist with a rich resonant voice who has captured audiences around the world with her originality, her energy, and her sparkling charm and gentle wit.
From a background in classical music with a long-term interest in composition and song writing, Jan Preston has created her own style, not only through her piano playing but also her singing and songwriting, which now sees her shine as a truly Antipodean original.
Winner of five music awards, Jan has sold out concerts throughout Australia, NZ, Europe and the UK, composes music for film and TV, and performs side by side with the greatest contemporary boogie piano players in the world today.
Her early career began in NZ with the 1980 No 1 Hit Band Coup D’Etat, and around this time she was asked by (then filmmaker) Sam Neil to write music for a documentary. Jan has continued composing music for film and TV all her life, most recently for her sister Gaylene Preston’s film My Year With Helen, as well as performing original soundtracks for Silent Movies in Film Festivals and Series.