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NICOLE JOHNSON

Nicole is a music director, pianist and vocal coach specialising in Musical Theatre and classical art song. She studied at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance (BMus) and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama (MPerf), where she gained first class honours (Classical Piano) and distinction (Piano Accompaniment) respectively. 

Since graduating, Nicole has worked as a vocal coach at London Studio Centre, Arts Ed, Trinity Laban and as a staff accompanist at the Guildhall School. As a freelance MD, recent highlights include 'Battle of the West End' residency at infamous cabaret venue, Crazy Coqs, and recording an album of English art song with classical mezzo, Emily Gray (to be released February 2022). She can also be found as a singer/pianist at Overtures musical theatre bar at the Hippodrome, Leicester Square.

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JAMIE SAFIR

Pianist, Keyboardist, Songwriter and Musical-Director Jamie Safir is in high demand across the UK and Europe and has worked with some of the finest names in jazz and pop music.

His performance credits include: Will Young, Olly Murs, Rebecca Ferguson, The Brand New Heavies, Birdy, Steps, Mica Paris, Louise Redknapp, Paul Heaton (The Beautiful South), Gabrielle Aplin, Tony Hadley & Tony Christie.

As a prominent member of the UK Jazz Scene Jamie performs regularly at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club and he has also  worked with: Ian Shaw, Clare Teal, Judi Jackson, Claire Martin OBE, Liane Carroll, Joe Stilgoe, Iain Ballamy, Stan Sulzmann, Barb Jungr & Natalie Williams.

 

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LEE SLOAN

Lee carries on the storied tradition of solo piano playing that has it's roots in the vibrant jazz scene of New York City, his performing home prior to moving to London. His repertoire ranges from the golden age of musical theatre (think Rodgers & Hart, the Gershwins, Cole Porter) through to jazz and contemporary favourites, with frequent forrays into the stride piano style made famous by Fats Waller, Art Tatum and Willie 'The Lion' Smith. He enjoys interacting with guests while at the piano, so don't be shy and come say hello! He might even take a request or two ...

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SIMON ASHFORD

'Big Band to Broadway, Motown to Musicals - Simon is a versatile pianist who loves to play the show tunes. Often found in the audience of West End musicals himself, Sweet Charity, Funny Girl & Gypsy are often on the menu.'

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EMILY BROWN

Emily is a very versatile and outgoing musician trained in both jazz and classical piano. She studied at The Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music And Dance (BMus) and the Purcell School For Young Musicians where her talent earned her a Music and Dance Performing Arts Scholarship. When she's not playing internationally or in one of the many music venues across London, she is a piano and vocal teacher at the Bromley Conservatoire.

nicole pianist

NICOLE JOHNSON

Nicole is a music director, pianist and vocal coach specialising in Musical Theatre and classical art song. She studied at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance (BMus) and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama (MPerf), where she gained first class honours (Classical Piano) and distinction (Piano Accompaniment) respectively. 

Since graduating, Nicole has worked as a vocal coach at London Studio Centre, Arts Ed, Trinity Laban and as a staff accompanist at the Guildhall School. As a freelance MD, recent highlights include 'Battle of the West End' residency at infamous cabaret venue, Crazy Coqs, and recording an album of English art song with classical mezzo, Emily Gray (to be released February 2022). She can also be found as a singer/pianist at Overtures musical theatre bar at the Hippodrome, Leicester Square.

simon ashford

JAMIE SAFIR

Pianist, Keyboardist, Songwriter and Musical-Director Jamie Safir is in high demand across the UK and Europe and has worked with some of the finest names in jazz and pop music.

His performance credits include: Will Young, Olly Murs, Rebecca Ferguson, The Brand New Heavies, Birdy, Steps, Mica Paris, Louise Redknapp, Paul Heaton (The Beautiful South), Gabrielle Aplin, Tony Hadley & Tony Christie.

As a prominent member of the UK Jazz Scene Jamie performs regularly at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club and he has also  worked with: Ian Shaw, Clare Teal, Judi Jackson, Claire Martin OBE, Liane Carroll, Joe Stilgoe, Iain Ballamy, Stan Sulzmann, Barb Jungr & Natalie Williams.

 

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SIMON ASHFORD

'Big Band to Broadway, Motown to Musicals - Simon is a versatile pianist who loves to play the show tunes. Often found in the audience of West End musicals himself, Sweet Charity, Funny Girl & Gypsy are often on the menu.'

emily brown portrait

EMILY BROWN

Emily is a very versatile and outgoing musician trained in both jazz and classical piano. She studied at The Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music And Dance (BMus) and the Purcell School For Young Musicians where her talent earned her a Music and Dance Performing Arts Scholarship. When she's not playing internationally or in one of the many music venues across London, she is a piano and vocal teacher at the Bromley Conservatoire.