Charles Condy playing at the Vortex Jazz Club, London. Photographer: Lydia Polzer

 

Charles Condy's recent set of original compositions as part of the NPG's Friday Evening Music Series proved to be a rare and pleasant musical discovery. Condy's compositional voice and intensity ran through all the works, engaging listeners with rich musical imagery and a harmonic and improvisational language that was accessible, fluent and intriguing. A truly exceptional evening!

Alex Kidston, Music Co-ordinator, National Portrait Gallery

Gig

You can hear me playing at the following performances in 2008:

May

At the Buchheim Museum der Phantasie in Bernried. Photo: Katja CondyThursday 1st:
Charles Condy Duo
Archduke Restaurant
South Bank
www.thearchduke.co.uk
8:30pm
admission free

Saturday 3rd:
in duo with singer Tara Grainger
Villandry Restaurant
Great Portland St
www.villandry.com
8pm
admission free

Sunday 4th:
with the John Petters Swing Band
Private function, Wilts.

Thursday 8th:
Charles Condy Duo
Archduke Restaurant
South Bank
www.thearchduke.co.uk
8:30pm
admission free

Sunday 11th:
with the John Petters Swing Band
Private function, Hants.

Thursday 15th:
Charles Condy Duo
Archduke Restaurant
South Bank
www.thearchduke.co.uk
8:30pm
admission free

Friday 16th:
solo piano at Kettners Restaurant & Champagne Rooms
Romilly St
Soho.
6pm (details 020 7734 6112)

Thursday 22nd:
Charles Condy Duo
Archduke Restaurant
South Bank
www.thearchduke.co.uk
8:30pm
admission free

Friday 23rd:
Bury Festival 2008 with the Bright Stars of Jazz
Corn Exchange
Bury St Edmunds
www2.burystedmundstoday.co.uk/festival/index.asp
1pm – 2pm

Thursday 29th:
Charles Condy Duo
Archduke Restaurant
South Bank
www.thearchduke.co.uk
8:30pm
admission free

Saturday 31st:
with the Bright Stars of Jazz
private function, Oxford

June

Saturday 14th - Sunday 15th
Abersoch Jazz Festival
with the Bright Stars of Jazz
www.abersoch.co.uk/jazzfestival/

Friday 20th:
with the John Petters Swing Band
private function, Huntingdon

Friday 27th:
Upton Jazz Festival
with the Bright Stars of Jazz
www.uptonjazz.co.uk

Saturday 28th:
Upton Jazz Festival
with the John Petters Swing Band

Sunday 29th:
with singer Cate Cody
private function, Cheltenham

July

Saturday 19th
with the Bright Stars of Jazz
private function, Wimbledon

Sunday 20th
with the Bright Stars of Jazz
Brockweir Wye Valley Festival
An Afternoon of New Orleans and Swing Jazz
Aylesmore Court, Lydney, Gloucs.
(details: Tel 01594 812381)

Saturday 26th
with the John Petters Swing Band
private function, Huntingdon

September

Friday 12th – Saturday 13th
with various top performers in the traditional and mainstream scene
8th Louis Armstrong International Celebration Jazz Festival
South Downs Holiday Village
www.traditional-jazz.com

Sunday 14th
with singer Cate Cody
private function, Brecon

October

Saturday 4th – Sunday 5th
with the John Petters Swing Band
Langstone Cliff Hotel
Dawlish Warren, Devon
(details: 01626 868000)

November

Saturday 15th – Sunday 16th
William Shakespeare Jazz ‘n’ Swing Festival
With various top performers in the traditional and mainstream scene
Stratford Holiday Inn Hotel
Stratford upon Avon
www.traditional-jazz.com