Jazz at Future Inns

dominic-marshall-650px-webDominic Marshall Trio
Date: 30th October 2014
Time: 8.30pm onwards
Where: Jazz@FutureInn
Tickets: £5.00/ £3.00 (Students)

Dominic J Marshall – Pianist/composer, born Bannockburn, Scotland, 1989. Raised in Salisbury, in the rural county of Wiltshire, southwest England. After studying classical piano for 10 years under the tuition of his father, Dominic was awarded the Alan Hawkshaw scholarship to study jazz at Leeds College of Music. By summer 2010 his graduation recital had won him the LCM Piano Prize.

After being accepted on to the Masters course at Conservatorium van Amsterdam in autumn of the same year, Dominic was lucky enough to receive guidance from the likes of Kurt Rosenwinkel, Aaron Parks, Dave Douglas, Gerald Clayton, Brad Mehldau and Ambrose Akinmusire. His first trio CD ‘The Oneness’ was recorded, self-produced and released in this time, Chris Parker of LondonJazz calling it ‘a striking debut’.

In April 2011 Dominic received The Countess of Munster Musical Trust Award for young British musicians of exceptional ability, which financed the final year of his postgrad. After graduating ‘Cum Laude’ in May 2012 with a 10, his second trio CD ‘Icaros’ was released on the F-IRE Label (‘…certainly on a par with any other piano trio I’ve heard this year, if not better. A five-star offering if ever there was one.’ – JJ Wheeler) and went on to win Best International Jazz Album 2012 on TokyoJazzNotes.

In March 2013 Dominic was awarded a full grant from Help Musicians UK’s Emerging Excellence Award with which to record a new album. In summer of that year he was selected unanimously by a jury of Jamie Cullum, Gilles Peterson and Jez Nelson to perform at the ‘BBC Introduces’ showcase at Band on the Wall, as part of Manchester Jazz Festival. The live recording was broadcast in August for BBC Radio 3.

Dominic’s latest CD ‘Spirit Speech’ was released through Origin Arts in Spring 2014. It has been called ‘an excellent, imaginative and distinctive album that repays repeated listens’ by LondonJazzNews, and ‘Already an undoubted jazz highlight of 2014. Masterful!’ by CultuurPodium. It was on the basis of this recording that his trio was selected to play at the Dutch Jazz Competition 2014, from which Dominic took home the ‘Best soloist’ award.

Parallel to his piano career, Dominic has been making electronic beats since his teenage years. Under the name 〄 DJM 〄 he has built up a following outside the jazz-world with several EPs of his self-produced projects, BExperimental blog declaring him ‘a rare find who will be a formidable force in years to come.’ This has culminated most recently in the release of his first cassette ‘Foreground Music’ through Patient Sounds. On the horizon: a live tape featuring beats by several of his favourite producers coming soon to the notorious Paxico Records lab“He brings together a great heritage of the past, but also something very fresh and new.” (Jamie Cullum)

“proud of his influences but never overwhelmed by them: the result is refreshing and innovative.” (Bruce Lindsay – AllAboutJazz)

“not only a piano virtuoso, he also has an impeccable sense of timing, melodic elaboration and musicality.” (Luc van Gaans – HiFi)

“a soloist with a complete mastery of his instrument, as well as an overflowing imagination which creates a musical world both fascinating and surprising” (Mathilde Löffler – Jazzenzo)

“Dominic J Marshall trio has found both its own energy and its own authentic acoustic sound, and is an asset to the European jazz scene.” (Johan Bakker – Nederlands Dagblad)

“Marshall is a huge talent to watch out for” (Ian Mann – TheJazzMann)

“A musician with an unprecedented level of artistry which is full of influences” (Serge Juilen – Cultuurpodium)

“A prodigious pianist and composer” (Sean Smith – TokyoJazzNotes)

“a new piano star” (Hessel Fluitman – Jazzflits)

“Think J-Dilla or The Roots and you’re probably hitting the mark.” (JJ Wheeler – JazzBreakfast) el.


David Newton Trio
Date: 6th November 2014
Time: 8.30pm onwards
Where: Jazz@FutureInn
Tickets: £5.00/ £3.00 (Students)

Growing up in Renfrewshire, Scotland, Newton had a musical upbringing with the piano trio sound of Peterson, Tatum or Garner an ever-present feature in the Newton household. After graduating from Leeds College of Music in 1979 David Newton freelanced around Yorkshire and eventually became a resident musician at the Stephen Joseph Theatre in Scarborough for two and a half years. A move to Edinburgh followed where theatre work using local musicians quickly led to an established position on the Scottish jazz scene but after some four years there, his old roommate from college, Alan Barnes, persuaded him to move to London where he rapidly became a much sought after pianist teaming up with Barnes, guitarist Martin Taylor and saxophonist Don Weller.

Newton’s recording career had begun in 1985 with Buddy De Franco and Martin Taylor and his first solo album was released in ’88 in association with producer Elliot Meadow who oversaw the next nine years of recording for Linn Records followed by Candid Records. Once again, in 1997, David Newton and Alan Barnes teamed up and together with Concorde Label agent Barry Hatcher, made four CDs for that label. By 2003, Newton had learned a great deal of the ways a record company operated and he set up a business partnership with former pupil Mike Daymond and they established “Brightnewday Records” initially as a vehicle for Newton’s own music but with an eye to opening up the catalogue to other artists later on.

In the first five years of the nineties, Newton’s reputation as an exquisite accompanist for a singer, spread rather rapidly and by ’95 he was regularly working with Carol Kidd, Marion Montgomery, Tina May, Annie Ross, Claire Martin and of course Stacey Kent, with whom he spent the next ten years recording and travelling all over the world. While all this was going on, Newton was composing music which he would record on his own CDs as well as writing specifically for Martin Taylor, Alan Barnes, Tina May or Claire Martin and Newton’s music can now be heard on many television productions, especially in the United States where over twenty TV movies benefit from Newton’s haunting themes. In 2003, after a twenty year gap, David Newton was reunited with playwright Alan Aykbourn having been involved with eight world premiers in Scarborough and London back in the early eighties, and he was asked to write the music for two new productions, ‘Sugar Daddies’ and ‘Drowning on Dry Land’. Currently, with the release of a new CD called “Portrait of a Woman”, on the ‘Brightnewday’ label, David Newton is relishing the musical freedom of his Trio and the special sound it makes whilst working on two other new recording projects, as an arranger and a composer.

David Newton has been voted best Jazz Pianist in the British Jazz awards for the tenth time in 2011 and was made a Fellow of Leeds College of Music in 2003.


Moonlight Saving Time (feat John Turville)
Date: 13th November 2014
Time: 8.30pm onwards
Where: Jazz@FutureInn
Tickets: £5.00/ £3.00 (Students)

Winners of the 2013 Emerging Excellence award from the Musicians Benevolent Fund, Moonlight Saving Time combine bold improvisation with atmospheric grooves and world rhythms to create a unique sound in contemporary jazz. With influences ranging from Chick Corea to Massive Attack, the band offer a strikingly fresh take on established jazz repertoire, as well as thoughtful and melodic original compositions.

Led by vocalist Emily Wright (“terrifically talented” – The Telegraph) and featuring acclaimed trumpeter Nick Malcolm, Moonlight Saving Time’s debut EP was recently featured by Jez Nelson on BBC Radio 3’s “Jazz on 3”. The band have been receiving great critical acclaim for performances throughout the UK including Brecon, Cheltenham and Oxford jazz festivals, and recently played a sold-out show at London’s Pizza Express Jazz Club.

On this very special gig the band will be joined by nationally acclaimed John Turville on piano…

“music for the heart and the head” – London Jazz News

“something of exceptional quality” – Venue Magazine

“raw and unique” – Jacqui Dankworth


Preston/Glagow/Lowe
Date: 20th November 2014
Time: 8.30pm onwards
Where: Jazz@FutureInn
Tickets: £5.00/ £3.00 (Students)

Formed in 2011 PrestonGlasgow¬ Lowe are a new dynamic group consisting of 3 of London’s most creative young instrumentalists. Sharing on¬stage credentials with world¬renowned musicians such as John Scofield, the Foreign Exchange, Melody Gardot, Robert Mitchell, and Tommy Smith, they bring a unique and seasoned sound derived from their work as sidemen combined with their shared love of improvisation, intricate composition, rhythm, and accessible melodies.

Aiming to expand upon the format of the guitar trio they combine their virtuosic skills as soloists and accompanists with extensive composition and elaborate arrangements.

Having finished a 5 month residency in East London in 2012, they released their online EP early 2013, mixed by UK guitarist and producer Paul Stacey and will embark on a 17+ date UK tour in October and November supported by Jazz Services and Arts Council UK to promote their new all-original material.

They plan to record their debut album shortly after touring, to be released in 2014.


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