Three like-minded approaches for music making, create an exciting new performance every time the Matthew Read Trio play.
The band are Benedict Wood (guitar), Arthur Newell (drums) and Matthew Read (double bass). Drawing influence from the bands of Pat Metheny, John Scofield and Paul Motian, MRT brings a fresh edge to the world of the guitar trio.
'Proof indeed that the British Jazz scene at the moment is in incredible form' Jazz FM
WHY? Performing melody-driven original compositions from their much anticipated second album
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This internationally touring modern jazz trio is making waves on the scene.
Influenced by Lee Konitz' trio works and Ornette Coleman's aesthetics, their sound is a combination of solid structures and chord changes with various avant garde elements. The trio features, composer and saxophonist Guido Spannocchi, Jason Simpson (double bass) and Marco Quarantotto (drums).
WHY? ‘Finally daring urban sound you can still hear tradition in’ Radio OE1 (Austria)
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Grammy Award winning singer Jacqui Dankworth is joined by an all star line-up.
They are: award winning composer and jazz pianist David Gordon; Ben Davis, whose group Basquiat Strings have been Mercury-nominated; and Christian Garrick, widely recognised as the UK’s leading jazz violinist. They perform seductive rhythms, cutting-edge improvisation and lyrics, at once heart-rending, joyous and surreal.
WHY? 'The most expressive voice of her generation' The Observer
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Undoubtedly one of the UK and Europe's best known jazz artists.
Art’s musicianship, originality, style and humour creates great jazz. He fronted the Stan Tracey quartet for 20 years and has toured the world. Art heads his Rhythm Section of choice: Alex Hutton (piano), Andy Cleyndert (bass) and Clark Tracey (drums).
WHY? ‘One of the most adventurous and edgy saxophonists’ London Jazz News
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Janine is a rising solo artist of the jazz and soul music scene. She works regularly as a session singer and has collaborated with Paloma Faith, The Who, Take That, George Michael and Ray Davies. Accompanied by pianist Emilio Merone.
Why? Expect music from Shirley Bassey, Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, Chaka Khan and more
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