"A show you'll be talking about for years to come!" Litchfield Jazz Festival, USA
With his sharply tailored suit and easy charm, singer-pianist Anthony Strong seems to happily fill the role of ‘The English Gentleman’ often thrust upon him. His live shows, like his albums, are Anthony’s very own 21st century mixtape; a collection of classics - old and new - carefully compiled for those who share his love of great music, regardless of style. Now he returns to Latvia with one show at ATTA CENTRE.
From jazz & blues through to Motown & soul, songs made famous by Louis Armstrong, Charlie Chaplin & Ella Fitzgerald sit alongside those by Stevie Wonder & Johnny Cash.
“Real great music” - B.B. King
12 years, 4 albums and over 300 shows since his debut release, British singer-pianist Anthony Strong has established a reputation as a charismatic singer, a swinging pianist and, above all, a consummate performer.
Following in the footsteps of the jazz greats who came before him, Anthony honed his craft on stage, performing - to date - more than 300 shows in 26 countries. From LA’s Hollywood Bowl in the West, to Shanghai Jazz Week in the East, as well as many of Europe’s leading theatres, jazz clubs and festivals. Of course, there have been many highlights along the way, including a support show with the legendary BB King, an appearance on German television, a front page on France’s biggest daily newspaper, a 60-minute feature on America’s NPR.
“F**king amazing” Rod Stewart
But his profile today comes not via a major label campaign or a single lucky break, but by a decade of touring, performing and, above all, entertaining audiences. With his on-stage charm, intelligent arrangements and handpicked repertoire, this is an undeniably feel-good show!
Anthony’s formative early years were spent on scholarships, at 3 of England’s leading music schools, first studying classical music before, eventually, turning to jazz piano. Despite the stellar education, it was an out-of-the-blue offer to spend 9-months as understudy to Jerry Lee Lewis in a London West End musical that perhaps shaped his career most noticeably to where it is today, developing a stagecraft and audience rapport that has come to characterise his live show.
ATTA CENTRE is the largest conference and exhibition centre in the Baltics. From 2022, ATTA CENTRE is not only an event venue, but also an event organiser, hosting some of the most spectacular concerts, forums and exhibitions in Latvia.