GREAT BRITAINíS GREAT STRIDE PIANIST NEVILLE DICKIE
Sunday August 1, 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. First Unitarian Church 730 Halstead Rd at Whitby Dr off Concord Pk (Rt 202) Wilmington DE 19803
$20 regular admission, $10 members and first-time attendees Free admission for students with ID and children with paying adults. Pay at door; no advance sales or reservations
Neville Dickie returns to Wilmington, where he performed last summer for an enthusiastic audience. His solo piano concerts feature early jazz styles, including stride, boogie woogie and ragtime.
Neville Dickie is one England's foremost stride and boogie-woogie pianists. A regular performer on BBC Radio, Dickie has made hundreds of appearances as a soloist or with his trio. One of the few British jazz pianists to score with a hit single -- "The Robins Return" in 1969 -- Dickie has continued to be embraced by British jazz enthusiasts. His 1975 album, Back to Boogie, sold more than 100,000 copies. Dickie remains active, performing in the London area with his trio and with a band, the Rhythmakers, that he formed in 1985. ~ Craig Harris, All Music Guide