We're a jazz trio of some 10 years standing and are available to provide background music for all sorts of function. We also go out as a duo (sax and guitar or sax and piano). For more information contact Matt.
We go out as a duo (sax and guitar or sax and piano) as well as a trio. We also go out as a piano trio (sax, piano, bass).
Described by the late John Dankworth as 'an incredibly talented musician and composer', alto sax player Matt was born in London in 1964 and graduated from Berklee College of Music in 1988. He has appeared with Bucky Pizzarelli, John Colianni, Humphrey Lyttelton, Georges Arvanitas, Helen Shapiro, Don Weller, Bobby Wellins, Dusko Goykovich, Duncan Lamont, Ian Shaw, Norma Winstone and Peter King. He has recorded with Paz, Roadside Picnic, Itchy Fingers, NYJO, the Michael Garrick Big Band, Sax Appeal and Jamie Cullum. Read more
Over a career spanning more than 25 years, Nigel has become widely acknowledged as one of the hardest working musicians in the business. Musically, his blend of flowing bebop lines, deep blues sensibility and his mastery of chording continue to delight audiences and fellow musicians alike. His career highlights include a support show for Gladys Knight at The Royal Albert Hall and an appearance on Van Morrison’s recent album Keep Me Singing. Starting his professional career in his early 20s, Nigel toured Europe with various reggae and funk bands before settling on a solo guitar career and turning his attention to jazz. Citing early influences as Wes Montgomery, Joe Pass, John McLaughlin and the Mahavishnu Orchestra. Nigel honed his craft by attending gigs and sitting in with the players of the time. He has played on more than 50 albums including 5 as a leader, spent ten years with acid jazz outfit The Filthy Six, was a member of James Taylor’s band for 3 years (with whom he recorded 5 albums) and performed with the legendary David Axelrod. He has also taught at The International Guitar Foundation at King’s Place, London. He has worked tirelessly to organise his own tours (including a 56 date tour in late 2016) and has picked up a Parliamentary Jazz Award (Best Jazz Ensemble, 2010), a nomination for a British Jazz Award (Best Guitarist, 2014) and a British Jazz Award (Best Guitarist, 2016) along the way.
Double bassist Julian has played with Sir Paul McCartney and has been seen playing sophisticated jazz on BBC 1’s Holby City. He has appeared on Top of the Pops 2 playing bass with Gilbert O’Sullivan, and is a well respected player, comfortable with everything from be-bop to jazz standards. He appears regularly in jazz clubs in and around London, from Ronnie Scotts to the 100 Club. His highly rhythmic, swinging approach to the instrument ensures that he is always in work.