Monday 7th January - Wednesday 9th January
Fri 21st June: JAMES PEARSON TRIO feat. JAMES PEARSON piano SAM BURGESS bass CHRIS HIGGINBOTTOM drums
Sat 22nd June: JAMES PEARSON TRIO feat. JAMES PEARSON piano SAM BURGESS bass SIMON LEA drums
The James Pearson trio tonight
The owner of a ferocious piano technique coupled with a sense of musicality rarely heard, James is one of the most exciting to musicians to have emerged from the U.K in the last 25 years. After working with him, British 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". James also leads the Ronnie Scott's All Stars and Ronnie Scott's Club Quintet and also finds time to be the musical director of Ronnie Scott's Club!
The Trio also includes:
Double Bass 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.
Chris Higginbottom is one of the UK’s top drummers, currently a member of the Ronnie Scott’s Allstars and Gilad Atzmon’s Orient House Ensemble. A Royal Academy of Music graduate, Chris lived in New York for eight years where he played with many of the biggest names in jazz including Mark Murphy and Seamus Blake.
He has performed all over the world including the Blue Note Tokyo, Birdland in New York, the House of Blues in Chicago, The Roxy in LA, Montreal Jazz Festival and countless other venues.
Since relocating to London in 2010 Chris has also performed/toured with Kyle Eastwood, Westlife, Marti Pellow, Georgie Fame, Carleen Anderson and Omar. He has released two albums as a leader - 'One' (2005, Basho records), and ‘Where Land Ends’ (2013, F-IRE)