NIGEL PRICE ORGAN TRIO, Tuesday
11 September 8:00-10:30pm
LINEUP: Nigel Price (guitar) Ross Stanley (Hammond organ) Steve Brown (drums)
The group is led by one of Britain’s finest guitarists, Nigel Price. The trio won the 2010 Parliamentary Jazz Award for ‘best jazz ensemble’, and ‘best small group’ in 2017. They played to great acclaim at Brecon Jazz Festival last year, and the trio (which formed in 2002) is distinguished by Nigel’s ‘fiery bebop lines, deep blues feeling and hard swing’.
In addition to a heavy touring schedule Nigel is also a regular performer at Ronnie Scotts, where he has played over 400 times. Nigel’s influences are many, coming not only from masters such as Wes Montgomery and George Benson but also from a background playing and touring with bands in a variety of genres. Citing early influences as Joe Pass, John McLaughlin and the Mahavishnu Orchestra.
Ross is one of the UKís top exponents of jazz piano and organ ñ constantly in demand for his flowing creative and lyrical playing. His musical education includes spells at Trinity College of Music, Guildhall School of Music and a scholarship to Berklee College of Music. He has performed with Liane Carroll, Bobby Wellins, Clark Tracey and Jacqui Dankworth ñ as well as with many others. His soloing has been described as being ìsteeped in complex harmonic tension and releaseî and is universally revered by both fellow musicians and the wider listening public. Ross is a Hammond endorsee.
One of the foremost drummers in the UK Steve has quickly established himself on the Jazz scene in London having moved from Manchester. Hugely popular with jazz audiences everywhere Steve has become ‘first call’ for an impressive array of jazz stars with his assured swinging playing.
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