Steyning Jazz Club set to welcome Pete Letanka

Pete Letanka
Pete Letanka

Pete Letanka, a professional jazz pianist, composer and an associate of the National Youth Jazz Orchestra, brings his sextet The Cape Crusaders to Steyning Jazz Club on Friday, February 1.

Club spokesman Colin Jilks said: “Pete was a Thelonious Monk International Jazz Piano Competition winner, winning a scholarship to study under Mark Polishook at the University of Maine, USA. He graduated in 1997 with a first-class BA (hons) after which he formed the Pete Letanka Trio, with bassist Andy Hamil and drummer Winston Clifford.

"They soon took the London jazz scene by storm, performing at Ronnie Scott’s, the Purcell Room, and the Queen Elizabeth Hall. He was signed with Zephyr Records in 2005 who released his debut album Afrostocracy.

"Since then he has been involved with the Children’s Music Workshop and has led projects for the Royal Opera House and the London Philharmonic Orchestra. His sextet, with Alice Leggett, saxophone; Sam Warner, trumpet; Raph Clarkson, trombone; Ed Babar, bass; Sophie Alloway, drums; and, of course, Pete Letanka on piano, will be playing, as well as the jazz standards, a tribute to the inspirational music of Charles Mingus and Abdulla Ibrahim.”

Steyning Jazz Club meets at Fletcher’s Croft, Steyning BN44 3XZ 8.00pm.

Doors open 7.15pm. Information Sid Bailey Tel: 01273 430211

"I saw all the blood and was convinced I was going to die"

Brilliant young musical talents star on the Chichester stage

New book tells story of West Sussex's architectural "medieval jigsaw puzzle"

First acts for The Isle of Wight Festival 2019 announced

African stone sculptures go on show at Chichester's Oxmarket

Paul Winner's Arundel exhibition will help young artists

40th anniversary celebrations for Chichester Cinema at New Park

Painting becomes an unlikely star of the show after years in a Chichester school storeroom

Chichester arts charity Outside In wins business backing from Investec

Chichester exhibition explores the restorative power of art in dark times



Littlehampton Musical Comedy Society promise panto fun!

First-ever LGBT support group launches in Chichester

Your chance to help illustrate Lexi's new book!

West Sussex Music offers a different take on musical chairs!

Historic Kings Theatre promising its "biggest year" yet.

Arundel Players to kick off 2019 with Spelling Bee play

Chris Coote and Friends gather for Bognor Regis Music Club

New opportunities at Chichester Music Centre

Cast wanted for Chitty Chitty Bang Bang production

South coast return for Les Miserables in 2019!