What's on this week...
Tristram began playing guitar through studying classical guitar and later pursued an interest in playing jazz, soul and Brazilian styles. He has studied with Jim Mullen, Dave Cliff and Mike Outram and lived and played in London for most of his career. He has played professionally across a range of styles including live hip-hop with Maxi Jazz( Faithless), soul funk with Jamiroquai and pop with Mavis Staples and Mica Paris.
He has continued to study jazz and improvised music as a lifelong focus and has performed on the London circuit with players including Brian Edwards, Quentin Collins, Mike Janisch, Toni Kofi, Alan Weekes, Dan Stern, John Martin among others.
He also pursued a particular interest in Brazilian music, playing with the south African drummer Brian Abrahams and Uruguayan guitarist Guillermo Hill, playing a mixture of originals and contemporary Brazilian music.
Tristram later trained as a music psychotherapist and has worked with both children and adults in various settings.
He moved to Bristol to take up a post in this work and has continued to play, record and perform with several groups which currently include Balanca, a Brazilian quintet with Cathy Jones and Kevin Figes, and contemporary jazz trio Miyako with Huw Johnson.
Tonight he performs with our amazing house band...