Kit Downes

"One of the finest pianists of his generation” - Timeout Magazine

Kit Downes's official bio

Diving into the space between the organised and the disorganised, Kit Downes is a London based composer, pianist and organist.

Kit Downes has been described as “everyone’s favourite young pianist… unpretentiously brilliant and full of subtle touches” By Dave Gelly (The Observer). Kit was nominated for Mercury Prize for his debut album Golden, a nomination that announced to a wider audience, what the jazz world already knew, that Downes is one of the most brilliant musicians of his generation. A gifted composer and sparkling improviser, who whether playing with the bands Neon, Troyka and Golden Age Of Steam or leading his own lauded trio, brings an under-stated verve and earthy brilliance to the music.

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