International Concert Pianist and Organist
Over the past 30 years Jean has appeared at many venues to the delight of a large number of old and now new fans. Here’s just a small selection:
Jean performed at an International Reception for approximately 600 Rotarians at the Metropole Hotel and gave two performances at the NEC International Convention Centre in the City of Birmingham.
Next came a classical organ recital in Lichfield Cathedral, the city of her birth, along with her Yamaha electronic organ where she had the audience, including 8 male voice choirs, community singing, toe tapping, and received a standing ovation for her performances.
Then at the Symphony Hall Birmingham she played the classical organ, giving a pedal solo and received another standing ovation.
Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre is a regular venue, where Jean performs on the mighty Compton cinema organ, and Steinway grand piano, again standing ovations - a common feature of her performances.
Jean makes several appearances each year in Europe and America in addition to her busy programme of tours around Britain. She performed with James last at the Apollo Theatre in Manchester in 1993.
Musically trained at Trinity College, Trent Park and The Guildhall School of Music, London, Jean is the only female organist to have recorded on the famous Blackpool Tower Wurlitzer Organ during the last 50 years.
She has given three concerts at the Cheshire residence of the Duke of Westminster and has appeared for the 'Not Forgotten Association' at St James's Palace in London for Chelsea Pensioners and servicemen that have served in World War II, in Afghanistan, Iraq and other conflicts. Jean played grand piano, was introduced to Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, Dame Vera Lynn, the guest of honour, Rolf Harris, Esther Rantzen and several other celebrities.
In 2010 she performed in Hamburg for the BBC, and celebrated 30 years as a professional musician. Jean creates endless styles of music – from jazz to classical, Big-Band to Broadway and from 40’s Swing to military marches – her variety is endless.
She is an Internationally acclaimed artist, completely professional in her approach, and a truly wonderful entertainer.
Finally, a quote from the press: “Jean is a national treasure.”
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