Keith Tippett

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Keith Tippetts, 25 August 1947, Bristol, Avon, England. As a child Tippett studied piano and church organ privately, and cornet and tenor horn with the Bristol Youth Band. In 1967 he won a scholarship to the Barry Summer School in Wales. Here he met Elton Dean and Nick Evans and invited them to become members of his band. In 1968 the Keith Tippett Sextet was the first beneficiary of the London Jazz Centre Society’s scheme to give six-week residencies to new bands at its Monday sessions at... Read more