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Artesuono Session

It’s been great fun recording with these amazing musicians at Stefano Amerio’s beautiful Artesuono studio in Italy over the last few days. Was great to try out some new music, and everyone sounded incredible – can’t wait to share this with all...

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Italy – New Album!

I’m really looking forward to getting in the studio next week to record some brand new music with a wonderful band: Julian Arguelles – Saxes Robbie Robson – Trumpet Dave Whitford – Bass James Maddren -Drums We’ll be back at the wonderful...

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Solstice Album and Tour

Solstice, a sextet I play with regularly (with the amazing musicians and composers Jez Franks, Tori Freestone, Brigitte Beraha, Dave Manington and George Hart) are on tour at the moment. It’s been great playing in some new music as well as material from our...

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Duke Ellington’s Far East Suite

I’m really lucky to be the principal jazz piano tutor at Birmingham Conservatoire, so it was a privilege to be asked by Jeremy Price to feature on Duke Ellington’s beautiful Far East Suite for the inaugural concert of the Ellington Orchestra at Birmingham...

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Current Dates 2015

Will keep this post updated as more dates come in – please do come along! John DATES 2015 29th August – Archduke, Waterloo 10pm with Alex Merritt Quartet (alexmerritt.co.uk) 6th Sep – Gabriel Garrick – Croydon Clocktower 2pm 9th Sep –...

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Autumn Gigs

Hello again everyone! My website is long overdue an update, and a long, long while since anything has gone up here – but for those of you that don’t know what I’ve been up to here are some new projects in the pipeline: Matt Ridley Trio – New...

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Trio at the Capstone Theatre, Liverpool

To all our friends in the North, We are very excited to be playing the beautiful CAPSTONE THEATRE in Liverpool next Friday the 4th October. Do please come and show your support for this beautiful venue and help get jazz happening in Liverpool! We’ll be playing...

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Autumn Dates and News

Hi all, Just to keep you posted about some great gigs coming up this autumn. The trio will be on the road for a few dates in October/November:  4 October: Capstone Theater Liverpool (a wonderful space I was lucky to play last year with Kairos 4tet) Liverpool Hope...

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Mandorla at Guildhall

A short video of Mandorla, run by a good friend of mine, Carlos Lopez Real, at the Guildhall Artist Series earlier in the summer. Band: Carlos (saxes), Dave Manington (bass), Jon Scott (drums), myself (piano). Hope you...

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Dates for 2013

Just to keep you all posted about some new dates for 2013, more info soon! 18th January Royal Festival Hall Foyer, London with Matt Ridley and Jason Yarde 20th – Southport Melodic Club with Brigitte Beraha and Bobby Wellins 28th-30th Kaust, Saudi Arabia....

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Musica Paradiso

Hi all, Hope everybody is well and you’re enjoying these late autumnal days. I’ve had a great, busy autumn touring the new album and some dates on the road with the great Kairos Quartet, and a very exciting gig in St James Picadilly with Tim Garland and...

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New Album and Tour

I’m very pleased to announce my second album will be coming out in October this year. It’s called Conception and features the incredible cellist Eduardo Vassallo. Keep an eye out for more reviews and details about the tour… Meanwhile the date to put...

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Upcoming gigs and new album

Hi readers, Been a while since I’ve put anything up here, but just wanted to let you know about a few gigs I’ve got coming up with my trio. We’ve got a new album coming out in mid-September, and launching at Pizza Express, Dean Street on September...

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Kings Place

Thanks to everyone who made it out to Kings Place on Saturday. It was great fun playing such a fantastic place with a wonderful band. Here are some photos from the evening courtesy of Melody Mclaren: Next time to check out the band is November 16th for the London Jazz...

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Phil Woods/Tom Harrell tribute gigs

Just to let you know about a couple of dates I’ve got coming up in London with a new project covering the music of the great Phil Woods quintet. It’s a great band featuring Robbie Robson on trumpet, Bob Martin on alto, Ryan Trebilcock on bass and Matt...

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Breaking News!

I’m really happy to announce that I won the Parliamentary Award for Album of the Year 2010 for Midas last week . It was a great evening – a real celebration of the range and quality of British jazz and a chance to catch up with some old friends…...

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New Video from the Forge

Here’s a nice video, filmed at the amazing Forge in Camden for Ben Bastin’s album launch. I’m playing here on the 12th (tomorrow) with my trio – would be great to see you down...

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Recent news and further dates

Another bit of good news I’ve had recently is that my first trio album from last year has been nominated for Album Of The Year 2010 in the Parliamentary Jazz Awards. You can see the other entries here:  http://www.jazzservices.org.uk/JazzUK/tabid/53/Default.aspx...

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Dates for 2011

Hear are some new dates for your diary for 2011: 5th January – with Frank Griffith, Half Moon, Harrow 9th January – Frank Griffith Big Band, Ruislip Manor Sports Club 14th January – Olivers, Greenwich Church Street, with Alex Merritt Quartet 15th...

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News for 2011

I’m looking forward to 2011, lots of good things coming up. First bit of great news is that I won the London jazz instrumentalist award in the autumn. You can read a review of it by Sarah Ellen Hughes here:...

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