The award-winner jazz pianist, composer and educator Nikki Iles joined EVC back in 2018. So far, Nikki added two collections to our catalogue: Piano Tales a for Alice and Piano Tales for Peter Pan. Music in both books was inspired by the characters in the enchanting stories Alice in Wonderland and Alice Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll and Peter Pan stories by by J. M. Barrie.
Nikki Iles won the 2017 British Jazz Awards for best jazz pianist and is already well-known for her jazz piano publications at Oxford University Press and Faber. She is also a key member of the team at ABRSM. “A few years ago, I played on an album with Kenny Wheeler that featured his poetry settings” she says “and the ones I remember the most were poems by Lewis Carroll with their strikingly surreal and child-like imagery. This gave me plenty of ideas for this suite of characterful pieces for children.” To order your copy, please tap on the book above.