2008 BBC Jazz Awards Band of the Year. Curios were formed in 2006 by award-winning pianist and composer Tom Cawley. A piano trio, they play Cawley's original compositions. Their sound is influenced by romantic classical music as much as by jazz, and relies on a deep empathy between the players.
Zoe Rahman is a British Jazz composer and pianist. In 1999 she won the 'Perrier Young Jazz Musician of the Year' Award. Her debut trio album, The Cynic, was short-listed for the BBC Radio 3 jazz album of the year review in 2001. She was then nominated in the “Rising Star” category of the 2001 BBC Jazz Awards.
Jazzwise (Stuart Nicholson), (4 stars)
"There's some excellent thematic writing here...stays in the memory long after the record has finished". The Guardian (John Fordham) (4 Stars)
"...hooks that could hardly be more accessible but which none the less avoid any formulaic references...quality and fiery, fearless soloists...A real UK jazz relevation."
Barcode Trio was an early project of British pianist Jack Pescod. Pescod was joined by his brother Matt on bass and drummer Chris McCartney. Reviewers have compared them to the Esbjörn Svensson Trio and the Ramsey Lewis Trio.
Django Bates (born 2nd October 1960 in Beckenham, Kent, United Kingdom) is a composer and virtuoso multi-instrumentalist. He plays the piano, keyboards and the tenor horn. He is widely regarded as one the most creative musicians in the world.
Gilad Atzmon (born June 9, 1963) is a jazz musician, author and anti-zionist activist, who was born in Israel and currently lives in exile in London, regarding himself as a Hebrew-speaking Palestinian.
Calling Leo Genovese a "pianist" just doesn't do him justice. Even the term "musician" is rather limiting. Sure, he's a great musician and a great jazz pianist but Leo's goals are more existential. Armed with 88 keys, Leo writes and performs music that feeds off of dissonance and unconventional improvisation all under the guise of "jazz.