Friday 1st December. 19:15 – 22:00.
At Crucible Studio (in collaboration with Music in the Round)
Full £16, Concessions £12.50, Students with NUS card £7, and under 16s £3. Advance tickets available from Crucible box office: 0114 249 6000 and www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk/.
Jason Rebello: piano; Yuri Goloubev: bass; Asaf Sirkis: drums
Jason Rebello is one of the most inventive pianists to emerge from the UK since he burst onto the scene in the early 90’s. Jason has worked mainly with electronic keyboards in his own groups (as well as with Sting and Jeff Beck), but in 2016 he decided it was time to return to the instrument he loves and released his debut solo piano album “Held” which was rated best album in the 2016 British Jazz Awards. His solo gig in Sheffield was one of the highlights of our 2016 programme and we couldn’t wait to bring him back with this brilliant trio.
Celebrated British jazz pianist Jason Rebello was labelled a veteran by critics at 19 and over the next decade won most of the major jazz music awards. Classically trained but inspired by Herbie Hancock, Jason Rebello first came to the attention of Wayne Shorter in the early 1990s and was signed to BMG records on a three-album deal, becoming one of the leaders of the jazz resurgence of that period. He produced a further two albums by the end of the decade and toured internationally with his own band before being invited by Sting, with whom he played for six years. For another six years he partnered Jeff Beck, and also worked with Chaka Khan, Mica Paris, Carleen Anderson, Phil Collins and Peter Gabriel.
The Russian virtuoso Yuri Goloubev was principal bassist with the Bolshoi Opera, then with the world-famous Moscow Soloists, before switching to a jazz career some ten years ago. He was the youngest bass player to be awarded Honoured Artist of Russia and has made countless recordings in the UK and Europe, over twenty of them with tonight’s spectacular Israeli drummer Asaf Sirkis who, like Yuri, has now achieved an international reputation and is well-known to Sheffield audiences.
Jason recorded with Sting on his Grammy winning albums Brand New Day 1999, All This Time 2001 and Sacred Love 2003. It was through an introduction from Sting that Jason met guitar legend Jeff Beck in 2006. He worked together with Beck on his 2010 album Emotion and Commotion and co-wrote the Grammy winning single Hammerhead.
Throughout this period respect for Jason’s musicianship increased and his technique, diversity and adaptability have enabled him to work with artists across the musical spectrum such as Peter Gabriel, Phil Collins, Pee Wee Ellis, Joss Stone, Madeline Peyroux, Manu Katche and Charlene Soraia.
In 2007 inspired by family life in Bath, he embarked on the Jazz Rainbow project. Created as through of a love of teaching and a belief that expression through music is an important part of a child’s development, Jason has worked nationally to promote learning through musical workshops in schools. The project resulted in the Jazz Rainbow album a charming reinvention of much loved children’s tunes the whole family could enjoy.
He has then worked with more great artists including Tim Garland, being part of the Grammy nominated album “One”, as well as Clare Teal and recording with the legendary Van Morrison. In 2016 Jason released a solo piano album, “Held” – Edition Records to critical acclaim. It won the best jazz album of 2016 in the British Jazz Awards.
Jason continues to teach, lecturing at various schools and music colleges including The Guildhall School of Music and Bath Spa University. He also helped to set up the Jazz Factory at the Wiltshire Music Centre.
“In terms of sheer ability and potential, Jason is probably the finest young jazz musician this country has produced. His playing has great poise and maturity, which is unusual in somebody so young.”…Stuart Nicholson, author Jazz: The Modern Resurgence
“…No one has ever doubted that Rebello is possessed of a great pianistic gift – His great technical strengths, delicacy of touch, fluency of execution, a burnished, pellucid tone have been easily and naturally harnessed in the service of a lyrical immediately attractive melody imbued with an affecting, faintly melancholic earnestness”…Chris Parker, ‘The Times’