Known as a first-call sideman, jazz pianist Gabriel Latchin launches his solo career with his debut straight-ahead album in the classic piano trio tradition.
“It’s time to step out of the shadows. I wanted to create new arrangements of classics and offer my own compositions.”
Gabriel Latchin is quickly gaining the respect of his peers both in the UK and US. Christian McBride first recognised his talents while Latchin was still a student at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and recently called him personally to perform with him at Wigmore Hall. The concert featured opera star Renée Fleming and was well received by audience and critics alike.
"Gabriel is an excellent musician and one hell of a nice guy.”
"Elegant, tasteful and swinging!”
London Jazz News
“The passion for jazz started as a young teenager when I first heard Oscar Peterson,” remembers Gabriel Latchin. He graduated with one first class degree from Edinburgh University (in economics) and another from the Guildhall School of Music - on jazz piano. He has also studied with world leading pianists Aaron Goldberg, Peter Martin and David Berkman, as well as guitar favourite Peter Bernstein and saxophone colossus Grant Stewart.
He has also worked with Ronnie Cuber, former Jazz Messenger Jean Toussaint, Grant Stewart, Alex Garnett, The London Jazz Orchestra and The Royal Scottish National Orchestra. He has performed at concert halls, clubs and festivals around the UK and Europe, including Ronnie Scott's, The Barbican, The Queen’s Hall, The London Jazz Festival and The Jazz Bar.