JASON REBELLO WITH SPECIAL GUEST HANS MATHISEN
Wednesday 22nd November 2017 - 8:30 pm
Music Charge: £14.00
““In terms of sheer ability and potential, Jason is probably [one of the finest…jazz musicians this country has produced.””
Jazz: The Modern Resurgence
Tonight we are pleased to welcome back to the Club one of the finest pianists in Europe with a special quartet gig featuring the brilliant award-winning Norwegian guitarist Hans Mathisen. A multi-award winner and ferociously talented musician, Jason Rebello has been at the forefront of the international music scene for the last 20 years. His extraordinary ability is highlighted by the fact that he was already an established performer by the age of 21, being described by Jazz FM as “[one of] the most gifted and fluent pianists to emerge in Britain [today]…” and by 1993, at the age of 24, he already had three highly successful albums under his belt. As well as promoting his own groove/crossover music he also found time to work with the likes of Wayne Shorter, Gary Burton, Branford Marsalis, Des’ree, Mica Paris, Carleen Anderson and Omar. However, it was in 1998 when he was invited to replace the late Kenny Kirkland in Sting’s band that Jason found international recognition. He toured the world with Sting for more than six years before moving to the band of guitar legend Jeff Beck, with whom he still performs. A combination of remarkable technique and musical adaptability has enabled Jason to work with many artists across the musical spectrum including the likes of Peter Gabriel, Phil Collins, Pee Wee Ellis, Joss Stone, Madeline Peyroux and Manu Katche. In 2013 he released his first solo album in 13 years, "Anything But Look", that received universal critical acclaim (AllAboutJazz saying "Rebello proves that music can be entertaining and sophisticated on a delightful recording that marks the pianist/composer's triumphant return to the spotlight”) while his 2016 album, “Held” on Edition Records was nominated for a British Jazz Award. Award-winning guitarist Hans Mathisen is one of Norway's leading jazz musicians. A graduate of the Jazz program at Trondheim Musikkonservatorium in the early 90's, Hans has gone on to establish an enviable reputation both at home and abroad as a player of depth and integrity. He cites Pat Metheny and Wes Montgomery as influences on his fluent, melodic style, but it is fair to say that he has established a sound and approach of his own that has won many plaudits over the years. His 2005 album, “Quiet Songs”, was the recipient of the Spellemannprisen, Norway's equivalent of the Grammy Awards, and his 2014 record, "The Island", which featured Jason Rebello on piano, was another beautifully conceived and rendered outing which will be the focus of the programme this evening. As a composer, Hans has a number of film music scores and major commissions to his name and is also a renowned educator, teaching on the music program at Sandefjord videregående skole. A consummate musician it is wonderful to have this truly impressive improviser at the Club for the second time. Supporting these two great artists tonight will be two of the finest rhythm section players in the country, Yuri Goloubev (Gwilym Simcock, Bob James) bass and Ian Thomas (Kenny Wheeler, David Sanborn, Al Jarreau) drums. This promises to be a very special night featuring an amazing line up, booking definitely advised.
“Jason Rebello…inspired”Time Out; “In terms of sheer ability and potential, Jason is probably [one of the finest…jazz musicians this country has produced.” Jazz: The Modern Resurgence; "Mathisen...exquisite original melodies, exquisite interplay and exquisite solos” JazziNorge