Köln Conversations

Free Variations on Keith Jarrett’s Köln Concert

Dorian Ford, the internationally acclaimed jazz pianist, performs a unique and thrilling recital. To celebrate the upcoming 50th anniversary, Ford reaches back through time to have an intimate conversation with Keith Jarrett’s iconic improvised 1975 Köln Concert. He blends his passion for Jarrett’s brilliant original with his own improvisations – his riffs and grooves re-igniting the spark of genius of the young Jarrett. For lovers of jazz and classical music this captivating concert is a celebration not to be missed.

“I think I’m always in dialogue with something other than what I’ve just played. That’s the essence of improvisation.”

Keith Jarrett

Upcoming date:

April 9th 2024 at Koendori Classics, Tokyo, Japan

Recent dates:

Monday 13th November 2023, Burgh House, Hampstead, London
August 12th 2023 in Orbigny, France
July 18th 2023 at Fidelio in Clerkenwell, London

Videos of Dorian’s performances:

Check out Dorian’s website

Clips from performance of Köln Conversations at Orbigny, France at dusk on 12th August 2023

Part I (i)

Part I (ii)

Part II a (i)

Part II a (ii)

Part II b (i)

Part II b (ii)

Part II c

Treasure Island