Rory McInroy  is a professional jazz pianist who has been performing for some thirty years in a wide variety of styles, including jazz, blues, soul, rockabilly, fusion, big-band swing, pop and rock.  He has toured Europe with a Blues Brothers tribute band, worked in the Middle East as a pianist in 5 star hotels, was musical director of the 20-piece Skyliners Swing band in Bahrain for three years, and has also been musical director of many theatre shows, including High School Musical, The Full Monty, the Wizard of Oz, Peter Pan and Bugsy Malone.

He is a well-established music educator, with over twenty years experience as a piano tutor, and 18 years experience as a Primary School teacher, where he worked as a music specialist, and ran choirs and junior children's orchestras.   He has also run many workshops in the UK and abroad teaching improvisation to all instrumentalists.  He teaches piano at his home in Carterton, West Oxfordshire, where he offers both classical and jazz ABRSM grades to those who want to pursue exams.  He specialises in teaching jazz improvisation.

 Currently Rory runs his own successful Jazz Piano Trio, featuring the prodigiously talented rhythm section of Frank Hockney on drums (http://frankhockney.co.uk) and Paul Jefferies on bass (http://pauljefferies.com), and also plays with the Radio Days Big Band (http://radio-days.co.uk)  and the popular function band, Life and Soul (http://life-and-soul.co.uk).  He is also in demand as a solo pianist, as an accompanist for singers and as a freelance jazz pianist for jazz bands on the Oxfordshire jazz circuit, with many excellent professional contacts in the business.  With his experience, reputation and wide range of contacts, he can put together an excellent professional jazz band of any size to suit you requirements.who can be called upon to put together your dream jazz band!

 

Check out the 'Listen' page for examples of Rory's playing with the trio and others.