Sideman Projekt


Bringing touring musicians to Berlin to perform recitals in small, intimate venues. 


Saturday 13 June 2015 ~ 19.30 Uhr

Jazz Piano Recital

Jonathan Crayford, piano

Classic Pianos ~ Fidicinstraße 3 ~ Berlin ~ Kreuzberg (U6 to Platz der Luftbrücke)

10€ suggested at the door 

The Sideman Projekt, in partnership with NPR Berlin FM 104,1 and Classic Pianos, is honored to present pianist Jonathan Crayford in his Berlin solo piano debut.  Jonathan is in the midst of researching fourteenth century European music for a film soundtrack and will be in Berlin exploring period instruments. He'll take a break from his research to perform his own gorgeous twenty first century compositions.

We are pleased to thank our sponsors, Tempting Trash for generously donating wine for the performance and Arthaus Berlin for providing artist accommodations. 

Jonathan Crayford is perhaps New Zealand’s most exciting export to the world of music. This prolific composer, performer and pianist spent 20 years honing his craft in New York, before returning to NZ in the naughties to rock the music scene. Crayford has most recently been living in Paris and Spain, writing a film/opera and recording two albums of solo piano music in Spain and a trio album in New York. Acclaimed as a highly original compositional talent, pianist Jonathan Crayford has been responsible for many film soundtracks, albums, and bands. As a sideman he has worked with Kurt Rosenwinkel, David Binney, David Murray, Groove Collective, Amp Fiddler, Questlove, Mambo Macoco, Bruno Lawrence and many others.

With thanks to our sponsors Tempting Trash and Arthaus Berlin and our partners NPR Berlin FM 104,1  and  Classic Pianos.