Monday 11th February 2013
£15.00 - £28.50
6pm - Doors Open, 7.30pm – Trio Performs, 8.30pm TRINITY LABAN JAZZ, 11pm - LATE LATE SHOW
Talented students from Trinity Laban’s jazz department perform at London’s famous jazz venue. The Trinity Laban Contemporary Jazz Ensemble is emerging as one of the country’s most exciting young jazz groups, receiving fantastic reviews from their concert at the London Jazz Festival in November.
Acclaimed jazz trombonist and vocalist Malcolm Earle-Smith will direct a set of arrangements by Billy May, Bill Holman, and Oliver Nelson, featuring instrumentalists and vocalists from Trinity Laban.
Composer and saxophonist Julian Siegel will also lead an exciting set featuring the music of influential American jazz musician, composer and electric bass player Jaco Pastorius. Music will come from three of Jaco’s records including Word of Mouth, Invitation and his 1976 self-titled debut album.
Last year’s performances received rave reviews:
“A surefooted and enthusiastic group of students from Trinity Laban Conservatoire [of Music and Dance]…were a credit to the players and their director, especially when Lockheart shrewdly let his young charges rock out in an extended jam on Evans’ exultant arrangement of Jimi Hendrix’s Little Wing.” (John Fordham, Guardian)
“Trinity Laban is steeped in big band tradition....arrangements of Fletcher Henderson and Benny Carter were played with panache"
London Jazz Blogspot 2012
Support: The Ronnie Scotts All Stars
The Ronnie Scott's All Stars are comprised of some of the greatest talents on the U.K scene, including some of our most regular performers James Pearson (piano), Sam Burgess (bass) and Pedro Segundo (drums)
Musical Director at Ronnie Scott’s and the owner of a ferocious piano technique coupled with a sense of musicality rarely heard, James Pearson is one of the most exciting musicians to have emerged from the U.K in the last 25 years. After working with him, the late jazz legend Sir John Dankworth declared: "James Pearson is an exceptionally gifted artist. His masterful playing makes him head and shoulders above the rest of his contemporaries. He shows signs of true greatness".
Double Bass Despite only being in his early 30’s, already Sam is a stalwart of the UK jazz scene. As well as appearing on numerous film soundtracks such as 'Bridget Jones's Diary' and 'Hannibal'. Sam’s thumping, pounding, relentlessly driving bass lines have been heard accompanying the likes of Bob James, Billy Kilson, Gary Novak, Joe Lock, Dave Kekowski, Guy Barker, Dave O'Higgins, Pete King, Gareth Williams, Claire Martin, Jim Mullen, Alan Barnes, Tim Whitehead, John Horler, Gwyneth Herbert, John Dankworth, The BBC Big Band and Robbie Williams.
At 22 years old Pedro Segundo, Portuguese drummer joins the James Pearson Trio at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club.
Born and raised in Lisbon, picked up the drums seriously at the age of eight starting studying classical percussion a year later. In June 2011 he graduates from Guildhall School of Music and Drama in Timpani and Classical Percussion. His musical ability combines a blend of styles creating a unique sound on the drum set. He has played regularly with Dennis Rollins, Femi Temowo, Mário Franco, Cleveland Watkiss and many other artists touring in festivals all around the globe.
Other regular performers include:
Dave Ohm (drums), Natalie Williams (vocals), Alex Garnett (sax), Nigel Price (guitar), Steve Rushton (drums), Polly Gibbons (vocals), Alistair White (trombone), Gary Baldwin (hammond), Al Cherry (guitar), Matt Home (drums), Alan Barnes (sax), Ralph Salmins (drums), Arnie Somogyi (bass), Mark Smith (bass), James Nisbet (guitar), Pete Long (sax), Gerard Presencer (Trumpet), Dave O’Higgins (sax), Alec Dankworth (bass), Steve Fishwick (trumpet) and others...
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