Fergus McCreadie

Mar 17, 2023

11:00pm – 11:40pm CT

Elephant Room

Fergus McCreadie is one of the most exciting young jazz pianists on the world stage. With his unique blend of Jazz and Scottish folk music inspired by his country’s sublime landscapes, Fergus captures the hearts and minds of audiences worldwide. He is undoubtedly a future star in the making.

Released on Edition Records in 2022 to instant critical acclaim, Forest Floor topped the UK Jazz & Blues charts, was shortlisted for the Mercury Prize and won Scottish Album of the Year Award, on top of prompting sold-out performances across the UK. Fergus is the only non-classical musician to be selected as a 2022 BBC New Generation Artist. In October 2022, Fergus was also awarded the JazzFM Award for Instrumentalist of the Year.

Fergus has an innate depth, flair and natural expression that communicates beyond his years. His ability to transition from a full flowing, radiant pulse-wash of sound to a tranquil, first light stillness in a moment is simply breathtaking. Whilst his music is built on the folk traditions he has grown up with, it’s the versatility of rhythm and colour, from the most delicate shades to the highest energy, that’s captivating.

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