A talented jazz pianist who in the past 12 months has played the Royal Albert Hall and performed with Katherine Jenkins and Jools Holland, comes to Chatham next month.
Derek Paravicini & Friends play Jazz on Tuesday, 12 June at 8pm The Brook Theatre, Chatham.
But what makes Derek stand out, and his accomplishments all the more astonishing, is that Derek is blind, autistic and has severe learning difficulties.
Derek Paravicini is one of the most extraordinary virtuoso pianists. Derek brings his own interpretation to the music he plays, either solo or playing with others.
Derek, 32, has a truly unique musical mind and an original sound. When he sits down at the piano he throws himself into the music, constantly creative, constantly innovative, constantly seeking to communicate in fresh ways with the audience.
The jazz musician Ann Odell has worked with Derek for many years and has put together a concert for Derek that features a range of piano jazz from Art Tatum through Errol Garner to George Shearing and beyond to Chick Corea.
Derek on piano is joined by Frank Holder, vocals/congas; Shane Hill, guitar; Val Mannix, bass and Ann Odell, Musical Director and vocals.
Tickets are £10 and £11. To book phone the box office on 01634 338338