Here's a couple of films of trumpeter/composer Reuben Fowler's big band which i'm proud to be a member of - these are from january 2014 at the Forge, London. Tom Harrell's composition "Angela" and Reuben's tune "Holness" - i'm featured on both pieces.
Here are some 2014 videos of me playing with the brilliant young pianist and composer John Cervantes and his quintet - he has an original take on composing, fusing flamenco and jazz elements to make something really unique.
Here's a bunch of videos from October 2013 with the very great guitarist Phil Robson and his IMS quintet performing at Kings Place, London as part of the Whirlwind Festival also featuring Stan Sulzmann (sax) Mike Janisch (bass) and Ernesto Simpson (drums).
This was a fun gig last November 2012 in Brighton with the Kate Williams Quartet - first gig back in business after i temporarily fractured my wrist (again!) it's ok now, don't worry. Also featuring Jeremy Brown (bass) and Tristan Maillot (drums)
Playing on the Mercury Awards with soul singer Michael Kiwanuka , Oct 2012
Playing a solo intro on SOMEDAY MY PRINCE WILL COME in France, Aug 2012. Tom Ball - piano, Ari - bass, Tristan Maillot - drums.
Playing the great tune "How My Heart Sings" with the brilliant Gareth Williams (piano) and Dave Whitford (bass) Rec August 2012
On the same gig with Gareth Williams and Dave Whitford - McCoy Tyner's lovely ballad Search For Peace on bass flute rec. Aug 2012
A 'greatest hits' video medley of a few snippets of my big band. Some whole big band tunes to come soon!
Some live videos of Grooveyard in action!
Some films of my septet in action from The Spice of Life club in London - featuring Alex Garnett (tenor), Robbie Robson (tpt), Trevor Mires (tbn), Robin Aspland (piano), Matt Miles (bass) and Matt Home (drums)
Playing with bass guitar legend Laurence Cottle's big band -
Recording in the studio with the unbelievably funky keyboardman and singer Xantone Blacq's band -
This was a pretty out gig where i tried out some of my newly acquired pedals for the first time....wah wah piccolo, bass flute in 4ths etc! More experiments to come in this direction...
Playing with the astonishing soul singer Michael Kiwanuka -
Recording with the James Taylor Quartet - accompanied by some arresting images of Jane Fonda in Barberella!
Playing with Dave Preston's Quartet For The End Of Time...love this guy's tunes.
Blues piccolo at Ronnies -
Playing with the great bassist and composer/arranger Simon Woolf's band -
Playing with the great Stan Sulzmann in pianist/composer extraordinaire Kate Williams' quintet -
Playing in the wondrous singer Nia Lynn's Bannau Trio with the brilliant Ross Stanley on piano -
With the incredibly tasty Ana Cisneros (vocals and drums), my Midlands jazz cohort Phil Wilkinson (piano) and not sure who's on bass!!! A lovely one off gig we did in the Mijas jazz festival in Spain in 2009