Top UK pianist Janette Mason's Red Alert opens proceeding tonight with her acclaimed trio.
JANETTE MASON Piano/Keys
CHRIS MORRIS Drums
TOM MASON Bass
JANETTE MASON toured extensively throughout the 90s with artists like Oasis, Pulp and Robert Wyatt. Her latest project, Red Alert, showcases her unique contemporary compositions. Drawing on her wide-ranging influences from Dave Brubeck to David Bowie and Herbie Hancock to Goldfrapp, she combines interesting timescapes and modern beats with a cinematic texture. Her vision is brought to life by the explosive combination of Chris Morris on drums and Tom Mason on Bass and is a direct musical response to the political and social challenges now facing us all – hence the name Red Alert.
Janette’s powerful and rhythmic approach to the piano is subtly fused with synthesizers to create a musical journey that is as engaging as it is thought provoking. Her music has been described as similar to E.S.T and The Bad Plus.
"Her latest release...is destined to add to her reputation as one of our leading jazz lights."
Keith Ames & Tom Short – The Musician Spring 2018
Janette Mason - Piano/Synthesizers
She toured extensively throughout the 90s with artists like Oasis, Pulp and Robert Wyatt and was musical director for Jonathan Ross and Antoine De Caunnes. She has proven to be a consummate musician and a standout talent in Jazz, Pop, Indie, Rock and World Music. Her compositions can be heard on numerous TV programs and on film, including scores for Ruby Blue (MEDB Films) starring Bob Hoskins and The Calling (MEDB Films) starring Brenda Blethyn.
Janette has been a mainstay on the British jazz scene for over twenty years. Alongside her successful performing career Janette is a recording artist in her own right.Her debut trio CD was shortlisted by the Guardian Jazz critic John Fordham as a contender for Jazz Album of the Year, followed by her 2009 release, Alien Left Hand, which garnered a Parliamentary Jazz nomination. She is a sought after arranger and producer and has contributed tracks to Ian Shaw’s Drawn To All Things,and Lea DeLaria’s, The Live Smoke Sessions, which reached the Grammy Ballot in 2009.