Jazz at Future Inns
Born in Bristol, John Pearce began learning the violin at the age of seven and has since performed in Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark and Japan as well as at venues in London including the Royal Albert Hall, St. Martin in the Fields and St. Johnís, Smith Square.
He has performed live as a soloist on BBC radio and television and has given world premieres of works by composers such as Sir Richard Rodney Bennett. He regularly appears as a soloist, most recently performing the Beethoven Violin Concerto with the Stroud Symphony Orchestra and gives duo recitals with pianist and composer Motoki Hirai. Festival performances have included the Cheltenham Music Festival, the Bath Festival and the Guinness Cork Jazz Festival.
John had the honour of receiving an award from the Former Parliamentary under Secretary of State for an outstanding contribution to music and was awarded a scholarship at the Royal Academy of Music where he studied with Gyorgy Pauk, later continuing his studies privately with Bela Katona.
He was also part of the Live Music Now scheme that was developed by Yehudi Menuhin as a musical outreach organisation and John continues to give masterclasses and music workshops throughout the country.
His own work as a jazz musician has led him to collaborate with Pete Judge, James Morton, Ian Matthews, Gary Alesbrook and David Newton and he is also looking forward to developing a future duo project with guitarist Alex Hutchings.
George Cooper – Piano
Will Harris – Bass
Ian Matthews – Drums
Sound of Blue Note
Date: Thursday, 29th January 2015
Time: From 8.30pm onwards
Tickets: Adults:£5.00. Students: £3.00
If you’re a fan of the classic Blue Note sound; that period from the mid 1950’s to early 1960’s then this gig is for you. Playing the classic compositions of Sonny Clark; Woody Shaw; Tina Brooks:Wayne Shorter; and Freddie Hubbard, The Sound Of Blue Note bring that vibrant sound back much as it would have been heard in it’s time. The band focus on playing the music as it was originally played and recorded rather than arranged or modernised.
The band launched their first cd “Outside In”, at the Pizza Express,
with Mark Nightingale as special guest, and have since played across the UK at places such as The Bull’s Head, Barnes, Boisdale’s on Canary Wharf, as well as many other venues and festivals. They recently opened swanage jazz festival with Alan Barnes as special guest, playing to a packed house.
Terry Quinney Tenor Sax
Andy Urquart Trumpet
George Cooper Piano
Pete Maxfield Bass
Andy Hague Drums
‘The Sound Of BlueNote takes its lead from the greatest jazz recordings on the iconic jazz label. However, this is no slavish copy! The band perform gems from a treasure trove of originals from the likes of Freddie Hubbard, Hank Mobley, Lee Morgan and others but retains an
identity, impressively, of its own. Slick ensemble passages alternate with inspired solos to bring this exceptional material very much to life! This may be a celebration of a golden musical age but in a modern and very relevant context.’ – Alan Barnes
‘I’m always pleased to get a call to play with the Sound of Blue Note.
The guys play with energy & commitment & the audiences always seem to
love the music!’ – Mark Nightingale
‘it was great, can’t wait to do it again’ – Gilad Atzmon
For the full gig list, please visit Jazz at Future Inn.