Saturday 14th August
18:00 – Doors open
19:30 – Programme begins
21:30 – Music ends
22:00 – Final doors
Jason Rebello – Piano
Tim Garland – Saxophone
53 Mount Ephraim Lane, London, SW16 1JE
We are regrettably not able to offer refunds for this event. However, if the event cannot go ahead, then the organisers will of course refund your purchase.
In the instance of inclement weather, the venue will remain outdoors but will be covered and therefore the event will continue. Just make sure to bring a woolly jumper!
“Few world-class jazz improvisers are comparably imaginative composers, but the British reeds player Tim Garland is that rarity.” The Guardian
Throughout an international career starting in the late 1980’s, Tim Garland has become known as a unique polymath in the UK’s music scene.
His first break as saxophonist was joining Ronnie Scotts band age 23. Later he was to join Chick Corea as a regular member of several globe-trotting projects over a seventeen year period including The Vigil. Playing tenor and soprano saxes, bass clarinet and flute, he also won a Grammy for his symphonic orchestrations on Corea’s “The New Crystal Silence” album from 2007.
‘There is no one who can more convincingly unite the jazz and European classical music idioms’. The Observer
Garland has fulfilled commissions from several of the world’s top orchestras, including a double concerto from the LSO, a piano concerto for Gwilym Simcock from The Royal Northern Sinfonia, with whom he went on to record three CDs, a cello and sax concerto from the CBSO, and a sax concerto from the BBC Concert Orchestra.
His concert works continue to celebrate the fertile ground between modern composition and jazz. Whilst his creative arranging skills have won much praise from such diverse artists as Jean Luc Ponty, John Patitucci, The Royal Holloway and Westminster Choirs, the Catalan National Cobla Group, the LPO, the London Session Orchestra, NYJO as well as Chick Corea.
His work is often inspired by, but not limited to, the jazz idiom, whilst his celebrated virtuosity as a saxophonist maintains his position as one the UK’s most unique and authentic jazz voices.
In 2016 he premiered “Re:Focus” (a re-imagining of the Getz /Sauter project of 1962 ‘Focus’) to a full house at London’s Wigmore Hall, which has finally been released in 2020, details on the Music page. “Luca’s Winter”, a 100 minute work for big band, orchestra and narrator at Manchester’s Royal Northern College Of Music where he held an international post as research fellow.
As a band leader and co-leader he is responsible for the much of the output of the groups; Lammas, The Underground Orchestra, Storms / Nocturnes (feat. Joe Locke and Geoffrey Keezer) , Acoustic Triangle, the last few years of Bill Bruford’s Earthworks, and Lighthouse, (feat; Gwilym Simcock and Asaf Sirkis).
He has won awards and nominations from The Parliamentary Jazz Awards, The Worshipful Company Of Musicians, BASCA’s British Composer Awards and won CD of the year in 2016 from Jazzwise for his album ONE.
Garland is a founder member of Audio network and has written a wide variety of music for use with picture, conducting orchestras at Abbey Road, Angel and Air Studios London, as well as many big band sessions. Please see Oak Gable Studio page for more details.
Garland has been a research professor in new music styles at both Newcastle University and The Royal Northern College Of Music, as well as a regular visiting professor at The Royal Academy Of Music London. He has led workshops around the world and been visiting artist at Leeds College of Music and Oriel College Oxford amongst others. He has twice been a judge in the BBC Young Jazz Musician Of The Year Award.
“…No one has ever doubted that Rebello is possessed of a great pianistic gift – His great technical strengths, delicacy of touch, fluency of execution, a burnished, pellucid tone had been easily and naturally harnessed in the service of a lyrical immediately attractive melody imbued with an affecting, faintly melancholic earnestness”
Chris Parker, ‘The Times’ 1999
“At 21, he’s probably the most gifted and fluent pianist to emerge in Britain since Django Bates”
Neville Hadsley, Jazz FM 1990
Celebrated British jazz pianist Jason Rebello was labelled a veteran by critics at 19 and over the next decade won most of the major jazz music awards.
Classically trained but inspired by Herbie Hancock, he came to the attention of one of the founders of jazz fusion, Weather Report’s saxophonist Wayne Shorter. Impressed by his musical fluency and style, Shorter produced his No 1 debut album A Clearer View October 1990 Novus PD 90527.
By 1992 Jason’s musical talent and endearing personality enabled him to feature in a wide range of media projects including Artrageous BBC 2 which Janet Street-Porter invited him to present. Popular and confident, Jason chose to produce his second album Keeping Time. He invited a wealth of his musical friends to feature including soul diva Jocelyn Brown and Marianne Jean-Baptiste.
Jason undertook a gruelling schedule promoting his own band across the UK and Europe as well as appearing with notable artistes including Bud Shank, Wayne Shorter, Gary Burton, Branford Marsallis, Tommy Smith, Jean Toussaint, Desree, Mica Paris, Carleen Anderson and Omar. He also performed several classical concerts with the Nice Symphony Orchestra and the Halle Orchestra.
Make It Real July 1994 RCA 74321 224082 is Jason’s best-selling album to date. A heady mix of jazz, latin, soul and hip-hop featuring the vocal talents of Maysa Leak, Joy Rose and Cleveland Watkiss and Faithless rapper Maxi Jazz. An inspirational re-working of Gershwin’s Summertime received much radio play and was voted a KISS Classic by KISS Radio. Following a sold out UK tour and European festival dates, The British Council also sponsored a tour of Brazil. The musical partnering of Jason with Joy Rose produced a further album of just piano and voice.
In 1999 Jason travelled to New York to record Next Time Round with his trio featuring Jeff ‘Tain’ Watts and talented British bassist Orlando Le Fleming. The album was a return to acoustic jazz.
Following the untimely death in 1998 of piano legend and personal hero Kenny Kirkland, Jason was invited by Sting to take his seat in the band. Jason recorded with Sting on his Grammy winning album Brand New Day 1999 and Sacred Love 2003. He toured the world as part of Sting’s band for 6 years and on the night of September 11 2001, Jason recorded the live DVD and CD All this Time at Sting’s home in Tuscany.
It was through an introduction from Sting that Jason met guitar legend Jeff Beck. Beck was looking for a new keyboard player to follow Jan Hammer. He was keen to recruit Jason, whose keyboard skills and musical versatility complemented Beck’s love to improvise and experiment in the world of fusion.
Jason once again toured the world as part of Beck’s band for 6 years, and was introduced to the world of Rock music. He worked together with Beck on his 2010 album Emotion and Commotion and co-wrote the single Hammerhead which won a Grammy for Best Rock Instrumental Performance and was voted a Rock Classic by Planet Rock Radio.
Technique, diversity and adaptability have enabled Jason to work with artists across the musical spectrum such as Peter Gabriel, Phil Collins, Pee Wee Ellis, Joss Stone, Madeline Peyroux, Manu Katche and recently Charlene Soraia. In 2007 Jason inspired by family life in Bath embarked on the Jazz Rainbow project. Created as through of a love of teaching and a belief that expression through music is an important part of a child”s development, Jason has worked nationally to promote learning through musical workshops in schools. The project resulted in Jazz Rainbow November 2007 JUMBY RECORDS JRCD1, a charming reinvention of much loved children”s tunes the whole family could enjoy.
In 2103 Jason released “Anything but Look” featuring Omar, Will Downing, Jacob Collier, Joy Rose, Pino Palladino, Troy Miller, Paul Stacey, Jeremy Stacey, Miles Bould, George Rebello, Xantone Black.
His latest solo piano CD ‘Held‘ on Edition Records won best new CD in the 2016 British Jazz Awards. https://editionrecords.com/releases/held/
In 2018 he recorded on Tim Garland’s Album ‘Weather Walker‘. https://editionrecords.com/releases/weather-walker/
Jason continues to teach, lecturing at various schools and music colleges including The Guildhall School of Music and Bath Spa University. He also helped to set up the Jazz Factory at the Wiltshire Music Centre.