Monday 30th December 2019
£10.00 - £10.00
Rory Ingham / Matt Carter / Luke Tomlinson is a high energy trombone-led organ trio playing a mixture of swinging standards and original music by all members of the group.
Rory Ingham, 22 year old jazz trombonist/composer based in London, is the winner of Rising Star in the 2017 British Jazz Awards, and was chosen as ‘One To Watch’ in the Shape of Jazz To Come section of Jazzwise, as well as being a featured “Taking Off” artist. Most recently, he was announced winner of the 2018 British Trombone Society award Student of The Year. Rory has played with internationally-acclaimed musicians such as Chris Potter, Dave Holland, Elliot Mason, Dennis Rollins, Newton Faulkner, Claire Martin, Alan Barnes, Liane Carroll, and Ingrid Jensen. He has also played with many ensembles including BBC Big Band, Guy Barker Jazz Orchestra, Mike Gibbs Big Band, Whirlwind Recordings Jazz Orchestra, Syd Lawrence Orchestra, and Jonny Mansfield’s Elftet. He has performed at prestigious venues/festivals across Europe, including EFG London Jazz Festival, Barbican, Bimhuis, and the Royal Albert Hall, where he was a featured soloist. Rory was a finalist in the Carl Fontana Jazz Trombone Competition at the International Trombone Festival in California.
In 2014, Rory set up the award-winning band Bonsai (formerly known as Jam Experiment) that have played at many high-profile British jazz festivals (inc. Cheltenham and Love Supreme), and have been featured several times on BBC Radio 3, BBC Radio Scotland and Jazz FM. They released ‘Bonsai Club’ on Ubuntu Music in May 2019. Rory also leads his own quartet, which toured Europe for the first time in Summer 2019.
Matt Carter is a piano player on the rise in the London music scene. At the age of only 24, he already has a wealth of experience, having already played alongside the likes of Mike Outram, Alan Barnes and Brandon Allen. He grew up in Exeter Devon, where he cut his teeth playing around the South West of England, notably with soul singers Joss Stone, Beverly Knight and Mica Paris. Two years ago he moved to London to begin his studies at The Royal Academy of Music on the jazz course, and has flourished under the guidance of Tom Cawley, Nikki Illes and Gwilym Simcock. He has become a regular performer at many of London’s main jazz venues, having played on numerous occasions at Ronnie Scott’s, The Vortex and The Pizza Express. During his time in London, he has maintained many of his connections with the South West, and for the past 3 years has been the Rhythm section tutor for the Devon Youth Jazz Orchestra. He also has been prolific on the soul scene, having supported Incognito at Cheltenham jazz festival and also having played alongside Pete Ray Biggin (Chaka Khan) and Bill Banwell (Rag ‘n Bone Man).
Luke Tomlinson is a young and budding drummer on the rise on the UK music scene. Originally hailing from Derby in the East Midlands, Luke began playing drums at the age of 6 and was working professionally by the time he was 13. After studying with some of the UK’s finest musicians, such as Matt Skelton, Gareth Lockrane, and Martin France, Luke eventually made the move to London in 2015 to study Jazz Performance at the Royal Academy of Music. He has, since then, begun to firmly establish himself on the London jazz scene as “a highly-charged, creative and swinging drummer" (Gareth Lockrane) with world-renowned jazz vibraphonist Joe Locke describing him as “an excellent drummer… it was a lot of fun playing with him”. Luke currently plays regularly with jazz artists such as Claire Martin OBE, Emma Smith (Jazz Now - BBC Radio 3), Ray Gelato (Sir Paul McCartney, Robbie Williams and HM The Queen) and Claire Teal (BBC Radio 2). Alongside his jazz career, Luke also has a strong foot-hold in the pop industry, playing regularly with promising, up and coming artists such as Peter Ibbetson (George Fitzgerald), NYM (Paloma Faith), Caleb Hawley and his own funk/EDM-inspired group, Said Skeleton. Most recently, Luke is now the drummer for the National Youth Jazz Orchestra and can be seen playing at prestigious venues such as The Hideaway and Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club.
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