Gary Alesbrook - Trumpet/Flugelhorm
John Pearce - Violin
Anders Olinder - Piano
Will Harris - Bass
Ian Matthews - Drums
Jazz trumpeter Gary Alesbrook started his professional career in 1999 working with the likes of Super Furry Animals and the Scissor Sisters before being asked in 2007 to join Kasabian, with whom he has been touring and recording ever since. In between Kasabian commitments he has also toured with artists such as Rag 'N' Bone Man and Nadine Coyle and recorded on the albums of numerous high profile artists including KT Tunstall and Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds. But despite his successful popular music career Gary is very much a jazz musician at heart. His fluent and sophisticated trumpet and flugelhorn playing, much in the tradition of West Coast Jazz and influenced, as he says, “by such greats as Chet Baker, Stan Getz and Clark Terry” was highlighted on his critically acclaimed first album “Jazz In Movies.”
John Pearce has been exciting British jazz audiences with his impassioned performances and technical brilliance. Known for his emotive sound and mercurial energy, he improvises with distinctive melodic invention and clarity. His major influences include Paul Desmond, Charlie Parker, Keith Jarrett, Jeff Hamilton and Wynton Marsalis. 'Full of energy and intensity…a true musician.' Andy Sheppard 'Immense technical grasp…passionate commitment to everything that he plays.' Venue Magazine (Tony Benjamin) John Pearce was awarded a bursary at the Royal Academy of Music and studied extensively with Nic Fallowfield and Hungarian pedagogue Bela Katona. Performance highlights include the Royal Albert Hall, St. Martin in the Fields and St. John & Smith Square and appearances at the Cheltenham Music Festival.
Tonight they celebrate music in movies; exploring artists as diverse as Ennio Morricone, Burt Bacharach and Alan Silvestri...