Music projects


The Rezidents (Tomorrow’s Warriors)

The Rezidents The Rezidents developed out of an open jam at the Southbank Centre led by award-winning bassist and composer Gary Crosby OBE. I’ve been fortunate to attend these regular jam sessions and work with Gary on various projects.

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Keyboard player for Myke Masters Band

MMB/Myke Masters Band
Annette joined the Myke Masters Band (MMB) on keyboard in September 2015. Her first event with MMB was a set of performances and band clinic lead by MMB bassist Myke Masters Lewis. It was held 1.30-3.30pm on WEDNESDAY 4th November 2015 at the Hideaway Jazz Club in southwest London. This was her debut performance playing jazz fusion using two keyboards, including a synthesizer.

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London Tap Jam

oye-como-va-ronnies2012Annette occasionally swaps her tap shoes for the piano at the regular London Tap Jam. The regular band is the Michele Drees Trio.

Watch Oye Como Va on YouTube: with Annette on piano, John Crawford (pianist) on congas, Michèle on drums and the jam’s host, Junior Laniyan, improvising on taps (March 2012).

London Tap Jam

Old Kent Road

Old Kent Road Presents FALL OUT at The Place on 12 Feb 2015Annette joins the new tap dance company, Old Kent Road, as pianist for their debut performance of Fall Out at The Place’s annual festival Resolution! on Thursday 12th February 2015. Watch the promo video.

See the sound. Feel the Movement. Uncover the conversations between music and emotion through choreography and improvisation. In the space of a few years Avalon Rathgeb has quickly become one of the UK’s leading forces in Tap dance. Creating her company in September 2014, Resolution! 2015 is Old Kent Road’s first performance and are introducing to you Fall Out, With an exciting mix of different musical influences, this company’s unique collaboration combining tap dance, live music and contemporary dance creates the identity to these exceptional performers. (Fall Out, Old Kent Road)

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CB Johnson Big Band (previously WTW Big Band)

CB JohnsonThe dep keys player since October 2014 and have played for several gigs including the Edmonton Summer Festival in 2015.

CB Johnson Big Band on Facebook

Past projects

The Tipton Project

The Tipton ProjectA sassy duo who combine piano, tap dance, saxophone, vocals, aerial acrobatics, and comedy for the cabaret act known as The Tipton Project who have performed at a number of events including The Chicken Cabaret, Monkey Cabaret, Clappy Hour at Dance Attic, The Political Cabaret, Greenwich Dance Family Cabaret and Shambala Festival. For 2015, The Tipton Project were the resident comperes for the Greentop Circus Cabaret in Sheffield. (Photo by Irven Lewis Photography)

The Tipton Project on Facebook

Highbury Strings

Highbury Strings performingViolinist in a fun, friendly and casual string ensemble who regularly meet to practice and occasionally perform. Check out our website to see what it’s about (website note: since 2015 the rehearsals have been in SE London).

Highbury Strings

Nick Zinner: 41 Strings, Meltdown Festival, Southbank Centre

I signed up to play violin in this event in response to a call out for present and past student string players. It was my first time playing in the main venue of the Royal Festival Hall and it was the UK premiere of Nick Zinner: 41 Strings.

Friday 20th June 2014
Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, London, UK
Part of the Meltdown Festival 2014

Goldsmiths [big] String

Goldsmiths [big] String 2013

Goldsmiths Big String Orchestra grooves and swings like a big band and has the soul and feel of a gospel choir. They have a special focus on feel and articulation. All the music is learnt by ear and performed from memory. (Southbank Centre)

Violinist in the following Goldsmiths [big] String projects:
Photo from the performance
23 Nov 2014 – Robert Mitchell: Invocation, EFG London Jazz Festival, QEH Southbank Centre Read review
1 Dec 2013 – Antonio Forcione, Julian Ferraretto, ESKA, Purcell Room, Southbank Centre.

…no other outcome than a standing ovation (Culture Capital)

Goldsmiths [big] String on Facebook

Jazz Alive

Open Jam Session Flyer
From March to May 2013 Annette was the pianist and music director in the houseband for Jazz Alive Open Jam Session in 2013 at South Kilburn Studios in northwest London.

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