Two Piano Tornado

Two Piano Tornado

Genre: Blues, Ragtime, Swing, Traditional Jazz

TWO PIANO TORNADO is an unpredictable vortex that will pick the listener up and deposit them in another realm, surrounding them with swirling riffs improvised completely from what they hear in each other’s playing. The combination of ANNIE AVERY and GRANT SIMPSON will whirl you through a set of swing, rag, and “anything goes” tunes that will have the listener laughing, toe-tapping and relishing in that wonderful sound that only two grand pianos can produce.

Annie finds that making music gives joy that is unequalled in any other format. While studying for an honours degree in music composition, she was able to pursue jazz studies with Jerry Coker, which resulted in an influence that led to many years of playing all over North America. Moving to the Yukon with its Gold Rush atmosphere was a perfect fit for someone who loved ragtime as much as Annie. Equally competent at piano and organ, Annie has played in many combos, summer shows, and often accompanies Yukon’s visiting musicians.

Born at an early age, Grant deduced that earning a living as a musician and vaudevillian preferable to working. He has been a full time – professional musician and vaudevillian for over 30 years. Studying classical piano and guitar in his teens, Grant’s energy and focus began to lean towards folk, blues and traditional jazz, something that still colours everything he plays and composes.

Never the same, always changing direction, and always spinning through both standard and original tunes, Annie and Grant are a true force of nature.

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Georgetown, ON

Location:Georgetown, ON

With: Two Piano Tornado

Playing: Blues, Ragtime, Swing, Traditional Jazz

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Guelph, ON

Location:Guelph, ON

With: Two Piano Tornado

Playing: Blues, Ragtime, Swing, Traditional Jazz

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Woodstock, ON

Location:Woodstock, ON

With: Two Piano Tornado

Playing: Blues, Ragtime, Swing, Traditional Jazz

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Stratford, ON

Location:Stratford, ON

With: Two Piano Tornado

Playing: Blues, Ragtime, Swing, Traditional Jazz

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Alma, ON

Location:Alma, ON

With: Two Piano Tornado

Playing: Blues, Ragtime, Swing, Traditional Jazz

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Tottenham, ON

Location:Tottenham, ON

With: Two Piano Tornado

Playing: Blues, Ragtime, Swing, Traditional Jazz

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Nottawa, ON

Location:Nottawa, ON

With: Two Piano Tornado

Playing: Blues, Ragtime, Swing, Traditional Jazz

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Vasey, ON

Location:Vasey, ON

With: Two Piano Tornado

Playing: Blues, Ragtime, Swing, Traditional Jazz

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Gravenhurst, ON

Location:Gravenhurst, ON

With: Two Piano Tornado

Playing: Blues, Ragtime, Swing, Traditional Jazz

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Haliburton, ON

Location:Haliburton, ON

With: Two Piano Tornado

Playing: Blues, Ragtime, Swing, Traditional Jazz

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Alymer, QC

Location:Alymer, QC

With: Two Piano Tornado

Playing: Blues, Ragtime, Swing, Traditional Jazz

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Vankleek Hill, ON

Location:Vankleek Hill, ON

With: Two Piano Tornado

Playing: Blues, Ragtime, Swing, Traditional Jazz

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