Hiromi Uehara

Hiromi Uehara

Saturday 2nd November 2019, 7:30pm

Southwark Cathedral, London Bridge, London, SE1 9DA

About Hiromi

Japan has produced an impressive assemblage of jazz pianists, from Toshiko Akiyoshi and Makoto Ozone to Junko Onishi. And now, well into the change of the 21st century, the pianist/composer Hiromi is the latest in that line of amazing musicians.

Alive, released in 2014, heralded the return of The Trio Project, featuring Jackson and Phillips. DownBeat magazine proclaimed the terrific triad as “one of the most exciting groups working in any genre today.” On Alive, Phillips’ powerful, yet poetic percussion and Jackson’s flowing, glow-in-the-dark basslines beautifully buoy and support Hiromi’s ingenious and impassioned improvisations. Her evocative and expansive compositions evoke the myriad moods and mysteries of life and reveal the soulful, syncopated simpatico of her thrilling threesome.

Spark is the latest chapter in Hiromi’s ever-evolving musical life. “I’m hungry to learn,” she told DownBeat magazine, “so I’ll always keep my big ears open fully, ready to learn every single minute that I play.”

Seating Information

Southwark Cathedral is a spectacular venue with amazing acoustics which makes it ideal to enjoy Hiromi’s superb performance.  Its design however limits clear view to the performance area which you need to be aware of and agree to.

Clear view is possible from the Central Nave, North and South Transepts.  Hiromi will be facing the South Transept.  The view from the rear nave is clear but to the back of the Cathedral.

Choir seats are close but at right angles, so you are unlikely to have a clear view and will be behind the performance area.

Both North and South Aisles have almost no visibility of the performance area with the exception of the first 8 rows where some visibility is possible.

No part of the venue is raked and you should be aware that a clear view is not guaranteed in any particular seat.

How To Get There

By Rail
  • London Bridge Station – 5 minutes walk
  • Cannon Street Station – 10 minutes walk
  • Blackfriars Station – 15 minute walk
London Underground
  • London Bridge Station (Jubilee and Northern Lines) 5 minutes walk
  • Monument (Circle & District Lines) 8 minutes walk
  • Cannon Street Station (Circle & District Lines) 10 minutes walk
  • Bank Station (Northern & Central Lines) 15 minutes walk
Buses
  • Routes 17, 21 ,35,40, 43,47,48, 133 ,141,149, 344, RV1 all stop at London Bridge Station, London Bridge or Borough High Street.
Car Parking

There is no car parking in the vicinity of the Cathedral.  The nearest car park is in Great Suffolk  Street