Sadly Damon Brown cannot be with us as his tour has been cancelled, however we are delighted to carry on with the show which will feature the Tommy Scott Trio.
Since his early years, pianist Tommy Scott has impressed many top American and British ’names’. He was tutored by the great Jason Rebello (Jeff Beck, Sting, Chaka Khan, Mica Paris) and Tommy performed with greats such as Jeff ’Tain’ Watts, James Jenus and Brandford Marsalis when they toured UK. He has made a name for himself as a tasteful player with a powerful presence and immense harmonic skills. Together with Paul Jefferies on double bass and Jonathan Silk on drums, Tommy will present the music of two piano giants of jazz - Herbie Hancock and Thelonius Monk. Herbie Hancock is possibly one of the most prolific jazz pianist still living who has worked and composed in bebop, fusion, acid jazz, soul, pop and contemporary jazz - creating highly successful albums often with a melodic flavour that have sold millions. The enigmatic Thelonius Monk left the music world with raft of brilliant, quirky ’standards’ that form the bassis of many a jazz jam still today and are great works of music in their own right. There will be plenty of scope for sparkling improvisation and fabulous entertainment with these three masters of jazz in charge.
We will be observing Covid-19 government guidelines.
Originally from Ireland, Pianist John Donegan spent many years based in the extremely musical city of Bristol jazz where he became a much respected performer and composer on the circuit before his other career in Banking took him to London and overseas. He’s now very much back in England from where he travels to perform in his native Ireland and the rest of Europe and he’s creating fantastic music still as a pianist and as a composer with several great recordings to his name. His latest offering - A Kite for Kate - is dedicated to his daughter and brings together five (plus John equals six) musicians from his career in the jazz world over the last 30 years. This very fine CD contains fabulous swing tunes, bebop, a waltz and some Latin pieces all of which he’ll be playing for us at this very special concert.