Jason Rebello Trio
Thu 18 03 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Jason Rebello Trio
At Firth Hall TBC, 7.30-10pm
Jason Rebello: piano
Yuri Goloubev: bass
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 trio gig at the Crucible Studio was one of the highlights of our 2017 programme and we couldn’t wait to bring him back with this brilliant international trio.
Celebrated British jazz pianist Jason Rebello was labelled a veteran by critics at age 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.
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 through 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. 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. He has recently 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.
“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’
“Rebello has produced something quite remarkable here with his first solo piano recording, an album of delightful and mesmerising contrasts” – 4* review of ‘Held’ Roger Farbey, All About Jazz
Yuri Goloubev had been serving as Principal Bass of the famed Moscow Soloists Chamber Orchestra for nearly 13 years when in 2004 he decided to move to Milan and dedicate himself entirely to his jazz career. This switch from performing at the world’s most important classical venue for many years to reaching the same top level in jazz music made Yuri Goloubev a true rarity and exception in the music world.
A multi-award winner Yuri has participated as leader, co-leader or sideman in well over 100 albums to date. One of the most interesting and sought after jazz double bassists in Europe, Yuri Goloubev has toured nearly 60 countries across continents appearing at such venues as Carnegie Hall in New York, Suntory Hall in Tokyo, Sydney Opera House and festivals as Montreux Jazz Festival, Umbria Jazz, London Jazz Festival and North Sea Jazz. His collaborations include Bob James, Till Brönner, Kenny Werner, Ralph Towner, Billy Kilson, Julian Arguelles, Norma Winstone, Wolfgang Muthspiel, Paolo Fresu, Enrico Pieranunzi, Gwilym Simcock, Pablo Held and Tim Garland
“Yuri’s voice is so distinctive; what he does with his instrument is a unique thing.” – Gwilym Simcock
Full – £16
Over 60s, disabled and unemployed – £14
Student with NUS card – £9
15 – 17 year olds – £4
Under 15s – Free
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