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Musicians don’t stop because live shows do. Through wars, pandemics, isolation and suchlike, the music plays on. Because that’s what we musicians do. It keeps us sane.

So I took the opportunity in my studio during Sydney’s lockdown, to lay down tracks for my latest CD Piano Boogie Woman.

Following 2 weeks in Auckland Hotel Isolation, I finished the recordings at the Boatshed Studios in Tauranga and am now set for the release and a 22-date concert tour with my trio of the North Island throughout October. See all dates on our Live Shows page with the booking details; most are through eventfinda.co.nz.

Love to see you at a COVID free concert near you!


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  Hello boogie friends, We’re having fabulous concerts and audiences so far on our tour and carry on this week to Mike’s hometown of Kaitaia on Friday night, followed by Whangarei on Saturday and The PumpHouse on Sunday afternoon. Please note the PumpHouse concert starts at 4pm, not 3pm as some advertising suggested. (Doors will […]

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Known as Australia’s Queen of Boogie Piano, Jan Preston has a reputation as an astonishing piano player with a rich resonant voice who is a magnetic live performer.
Jan captivates, moves and uplifts audiences around the world with her original songs, compositions and her mastery of boogie woogie.
ABC Music’s Winner of 5 Music Awards for her CDs and soundtracks, she plays festivals and concerts throughout Australia, NZ and Europe, tours her own shows (Productions), writes music for film and TV, and composes and performs for Silent Movies.                                                                                                     
After studying classical piano, then working in theatre and rock bands in her native NZ, Jan had a No. 1 Hit with her band Coup D’Etat, and soon after moved to Sydney where she is still resident.
Her original piano composition was used as the Theme to ABC’s “Australian Story” for 6 years, and she has appeared on ABC TV’s Spicks and Specks.
She is currently touring (Live Shows) and writing music and songs for her next CD release.

Reviews

One of the best pianists of our time, Preston masters the piano like a maestro juggling the keys. Her voice is suave and sensual, with finesse and sensibility’
Crossroads France  

     
‘Jan Preston is surely Australia’s Queen of the Piano. She and the instrument come as a package and anyone who’s seen her perform live has witnessed a perfect partnership. Her playing is as flawless as it is loose and joyful’
Rhythms Magazine Australia  

     
One woman, a piano and a whole lot of talent’  
3 Weeks Edinburgh  

     
‘From boogie woogie to ragtime the air pulsates with the magical rhythms she produces….a forceful presence and a huge performance energy’
ChCh Star NZ

‘Technically strong, full of character, dripping with life”                                                                                                        American Blues Review

 

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