One of Europe's most authentic and spirited blues and jazz piano players, Dom Pipkin, brings his acclaimed one-man show, Smokin' Boogie, back to Crazy Coqs after two sold out shows in 2018. This is a rollercoaster ride through the rich world of New Orleans, featuring astonishing stories and some truly breathtaking piano.
Brothels and barrelhouses, love, sex and tragedy, chasing the 'rushin' lady', voodoo spells and Mardi Gras Queens... the colourful lives of Jelly Roll Morton, Professor Longhair and the drug-fuelled funk and psychedelia of Dr John and James Booker are conjured up in all their technicolour glory in their rawest setting - a man, a piano, a glass of bourbon and panama hat.
Hailed as "a genius" by David Arnold (James Bond composer), Dom has performed extensively in New Orleans and shared stages with international icons such as Allen Toussaint, Dr John, and Screamin' Jay Hawkins. Grammy Award winner, Jon Cleary, invites him to jam onstage whenever he's in the Crescent City. His experiences are real and resonating. His work has ranged from teaching Jonathan Ross the piano to privately entertaining the film director, Stanley Kubrick, and performing to the opening committee of the 2012 London Olympics.
"When Dom plays the piano, magic happens" - Paloma Faith
"I can't hold a candle to this guy. He's a great piano player" - Jamie Cullum
Should you wish to enjoy dinner or a light bite to eat before or after your show, Brasserie Zédel is located just across the foyer from Crazy Coqs. To book a table, please call 020 7734 4888 or visit us online at www.brasseriezedel.com/reservations.