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About Jacky

Multi-award winning jazz pianist and composer, Jacky is in high demand nationally as a performer, sideman and improviser.
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Having received a scholarship to study at Birmingham Conservatoire in 2012, Jacky graduated in 2016 with First Class Honours degree specialising in Jazz Piano and Composition. He is continuing his studies at The Royal Academy, London with a Master of Music qualification, for which he received a further scholarship. Aside from study, he was a semi-finalist in BBC Young Jazz Musician 2016 and in 2017 released his debut album for Big Band entitled ‘Rough Boundaries’ recorded and performed with Birmingham Jazz Orchestra. For his work on this album he won the prestigious Dankworth Composition Prize 2017, was featured on Radio 3 and received 4 star reviews from all major UK jazz publications. He is sought after across the UK as a performer and sideman, notably with the Syd Lawrence Orchestra, Soweto Kinch and various theatre tours such as ‘Sinatra, Sequins and Swing’, and ‘Sinatra Meets Bublé’.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I have my own portable piano/keyboard
My equipment is PAT tested
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Jazz, Modern jazz, Swing, Easy listening, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music
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Event types:
Hotel / Restaurant event, Wedding, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Fluent improviser, Fluent sight-reader, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Composition teaching, Arranger, Composer, Transcription, Accompanist
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Customer questions

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

I do my best to accommodate any changes.

How much time do you need to set up?

No time if there is a piano at the venue, 15 minutes if I'm using my own.

If I have a piano at my venue, are you happy to perform on that?

Yes! As long as the piano is in working order, and relatively in tune!

Are you able to bring your own piano or keyboard?

Yes I can, all my gear is fully insured and PAT tested.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

Of course.


Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£100
Up to 1 hour£160
Up to 2 hours£220
Up to 3 hours£260


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Nuha A, 2 years ago

Jacky was absolutely fantastic at our post-wedding brunch. Everyone really enjoyed it, and we had lots of our guests comment on the beautiful playing - thanks Jacky!

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Lucy J, 1 year ago

I found it so easy to book On the Rocks for my wedding reception. The email correspondence was very quick and easy and they took all my wishes and requests on board. I wanted some upbeat jazz to create an atmosphere for my wedding reception, and this is exactly what On The Rocks did. They played beautifully! I didn't have to worry about any logistics once I had given them all of the info and they liaised directly with my DJ to ensure they were making use of the space and equipment at the party. I would absolutely book them again for a future party - they are very talented and great value!

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Sarah B, 1 year ago

We just wanted to say thank you for your great performance at the wedding. Your careful organisation and prompt assistance in the run up to the wedding was also greatly appreciated.

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