Peter Jones - Vocals
J - Tenor saxophone
Tom Berge - Piano
Esther Ng - Bass
Mark Whitlam - Drums
“...the inventive McMurchie, his sensual tone falling somewhere between early Sonny Rollins and Plas Johnson, was a revelation. Where has he been?” - London Evening Standard
“... A very, very good tenor saxophonist – very original, very passionate ... a sexy sound.” - Jack Massarick, Jazz Line-up Radio 3
“a comprehensively exceptional saxophonist” - Listomania, Bath
Born in London, raised in Bristol, and Cambridge educated, Jake McMurchie has been an influential member of the thriving South West jazz scene for nearly two decades. His distinctive sound, imagination and melodic drive have made him a key member of many of the most innovative and exciting bands to emerge from the Bristol area, notably Michelson Morley, Get The Blessing, and What Four (past recipients of the Birmingham Jazz New Music award).
Jake's band Michelson Morley released its second album “Strange Courage” on Babel Label in June 2016 and toured nationally to support this release. The album was awarded 4 stars by The Guardian and was described as “… really imaginative contemporary music, with a hot free-jazz core.“ Get The Blessing has been described as “… the heavyweights of the contemporary jazz scene” by The Independent and as "… they may well be the most original and exciting band on the British scene at the moment.” by Jazzwise magazine. GTB’s debut album All Is Yes won Album of the Year in the 2008 BBC Jazz Awards. GTB's fifth album “Astronautilus”. GTB continues to tour actively in the UK, Europe and further afield, including North America, When not touring with GTB, Jake is a key figure in the South West's vibrant jazz scene playing with rising stars Greg Cordez, Sophie Stockham’s Sefrial, and is a founder member of the Bristol Composers Collective. He has also played with the National Youth Jazz Orchestra, Portishead, Massive Attack and with the great Portuguese singer Fernando Tordo at the National Theatre in Lisbon.
Peter Jones is a dynamic and highly entertaining jazz singer who performs throughout London and the south of England. His three albums to date have received excellent reviews, with tracks played on Jazz London Radio, Jazz FM, Worldwide FM and several other stations in the UK and overseas. London Jazz News said of his 2017 album Under the Setting Sun: ‘The level of creativity and skill on offer makes this a valuable and important collection for anyone remotely interested in contemporary jazz singing and songwriting.’ He has played and/or recorded with Roger Beaujolais, Alex Hutton, Mornington Lockett, Henry Lowther, Rob Luft, Nigel Price, Ross Stanley and Vasilis Xenopoulos, and many other tope UK jazz musicians, as well as the Remix Jazz Orchestra and the Somethin’ Else Big Band. He has just recorded a new album of original tunes with an all-star 8-piece band.
At Future Inn, Jake and Peter are joined by Tom Berge (piano), Esther Ng (bass) and Mark Whitlam (drums).