Bruce Barth, featuring Perico Sambeat, Jeremy Brown
Pizza Express, London
21:00, 28 May 2011
- 10 Dean Street, Soho, London W1D 3RW
- 0845 6027 017
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- Bruce Barth, Piano
- Perico Sambeat, Alto Saxophone
- Jeremy Brown, Bass
- Stephen Keogh, Drums
Global Music Foundation and Cegin Productions Presents
Three nights of inspiring music from a truly exciting quartet packed with talent, and led by the fantastic New York pianist Bruce Barth. The band plays this engagement at Pizza Express one week into their European tour and will be well warmed up by the time they arrive to play these London dates.
Bruce Barth, featuring Perico Sambeat, Jeremy Brown & Stephen Keogh
Bruce arrived on the New York jazz scene in 1988, and soon joined the great tenor saxophonist Stanley Turrentine; their musical collaboration spanned a decade. Thereafter, he joined the bands of Nat Adderley, and Vincent Herring's quintet with Dave Douglas.
In 1990, Bruce joined the Terence Blanchard Quintet; the band toured extensively, and also recorded six CDs, as well as several movie soundtracks including Spike Lee's Malcolm X. These recordings showed off Barth's considerable gift for composition and arranging.
Bruce has had extended collaborations with Tony Bennett, Steve Wilson, Terell Stafford, Luciana Souza, and Karrin Allyson and David Sanchez
and has performed with Phil Woods, Freddie Hubbard, Branford Marsalis, Wynton Marsalis, Victor Lewis, John Patitucci, and the Mingus Big Band.
"I have a great love for excellent musicians, and Bruce Barth is one of my favourites" Tony Bennett
Perico Sambeat first came to London as the leader of a quartet made up of Brad Mehldau and Stephen Keogh back in 1993. He is considered to be one of the best jazz musicians that Spain has ever produced. His impressive discography includes 21 CD's as a leader and almost 100 as a sideman on which great names such as Michael Brecker, Pat Metheny and Kurt Rosenwinkel have appeared. In 2003 he won the prestigious Bird Award at the North Sea Jazz Festival.
Jeremy Brown and Stephen Keogh have been a sought after rhythm section for over 15 years and in that time have played with a veritable who's who of Jazz including Bill Charlap, Mark Turner, Art Farmer, Johnny Griffin and many more. Jeremy is the first call bass player with the John Wilson Orchestra, Stacy Kent and the BBC Big Band. Keogh plays with the Frank Harrison Trio, Charles McPherson, Jason Rebello Trio Jazz Rainbow Project and Tina May.