CONAL FOWKES is a Grammy-winning pianist, double-bassist, vocalist, arranger and teacher. His skills and expertise cover diverse fields of music from traditional jazz to swing and post-bop, from traditional Cuban Son to Salsa and Latin jazz. Since moving to New York in 1996 he has performed in most of the premier concert halls and jazz clubs including Blue Note, Village Vanguard, Birdland, Smalls, Lincoln Center, Town Hall, Cafe Carlyle, Algonquin, and more. He has performed with Wynton Marsalis, Bucky Pizzarelli, Wycliffe Gordon, Vince Giordano's Nighthawks Orchestra, Cyro Baptista and Bette Midler, and appeared on Garrison Keillor's A Prairie Home Companion. Fowkes was also featured on the soundtrack of the Woody Allen film You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger and plays the voice and piano of Cole Porter in Allen's Oscar-winning film Midnight in Paris, the soundtrack from which won a Best Compilation Grammy award in 2012. He has been with the Woody Allen New Orleans Jazz Band since 2001, touring extensively around the world while also maintaining their regular Monday nights at the Cafe Carlyle.