Christmas at Royal Albert Hall

I had a superb time performing with the Guy Barker Big Band earlier this month in a special Christmas concert featuring guest artists Clare Teal, Vanessa Haynes, Soweto Kinch, Clarke Peters and Kurt Elling. Highlight of the night was playing a two piano version of Ramsey Lewis' Sleigh Ride with Jim Watson. Here's the original.

2016 Body and Soul Score

Commissioned by British Film Institute performed as part of the Blackstar Film Festival [PICTURE/VIDEO FOOTAGE/FLYER/REVIEW]

World premiere of live soundtrack to Oscar Micheaux's 'Body and Soul' at BFI Southba

Extract from Kevin Legendre's Jazzwise review 'Sound and image are in symbiosis. Mood on screen and atmosphere in the auditorium are expertly matched. The essence of the story and the content of the characters are relayed by the skill of the composing and improvising. The trio of pianist Edwards, drummer Rod Youngs and double bassist Alex Davis form what is the scaled-down ensemble of the Nu Civilisation Orchestra, and play a set that vividly reinforces and enriches the 1925 silent movie. It has a cast headed by the iconic Paul Robeson, which is all the more interesting for his role against type as the dastardly 'faker' preacher Jenkins, an ex-con who preys on members of a naïve congregation

Radio 3 BBC Introducing Broadcast

Radio 3 invited my band to perform live at Vortex Jazz Club as part of their BBC Introducing showcase. The evening featured sets from Kourelou and Alabaster dePlume. The performance was broadcast on 2 December and is available on BBC iplayer until 2 January. Click here to listen Photographer - Alex Emmanuel For more pictures click here #FeaturedPosts

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