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Pete Churchill GMF Soul Supreme with Carla Cook

Jamboree Jazz Club Barcelona
15:23, 06 August 2019

Plaça Reial, 17, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
+34 933 04 12 10
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Pete Churchill, Vocals and Piano
Bruce Barth, Piano
Scott Edmunds, Keyboards
Perico Sambeat, Alto Saxophone
Percy Pursglove, Trumpet
Francesco Petereni, Drums and Percussion
Stephen Keogh, Drums and Percussion
Carla Cook - special guest, Vocals
Nel Begley, Vocals

GMF Soul Supreme  

A rich celebration of the human voice featuring two international vocal stars

A night re-living the passion and soul of motown, gospel,  jazz and the blues

A stage full of passionate artists featuring two of the most exciting and expressive vocalists on the world scene will sweep you off your feet on to a magic carpet of song, together with a dream team of musicians to light up the place and propel you on a journey into a universe of good feeling, energy and vitality. 

The Vocalists

Carla Cook, Pete Churchill (musical director). 

Pete Churchill

Choral magician Pete Churchill, originally from Canada, has been based in the U.K. since 1985. 

He was a member of both Kenny Wheeler's and Abdullah Ibrahim's vocal projects and was Mark Murphy’s U.K. accompanist for fifteen years, and more recently conducted the 80th birthday tour of the Kenny Wheeler Big Band and the album, The Long Waiting. 

Now Professor at the Royal Academy of Music in London, Pete was awarded the 2007 Parliamentary Award for services to Jazz Education.

He works extensively as a singer, pianist, conductor, composer, arranger, song-writer, and as a musical director in London's West End.

In 2012 - over forty years after having started work on his lyricisation of "Miles Ahead" - the legendary singer and master of vocalise Jon Hendricks began to collaborate closely with Pete and his choir, London Vocal Project, who, brought his creative dream to life, with assistance from Quincy Jones, at it's sell out performances in New York and London 2017.

Carla Cook

Grammy nominated singer and composer, she has been influenced by the jazz vocal masters, but equally influenced by phenomenal instrumentalists, like Miles Davis, Wes Montgomery and The Crusaders.

As a Detroit native she also finds inspiration in R&B, Motown, Pop, Gospel and Country and her band has also performed at the invitation of Aretha Franklin for her annual Christmas Party. She has performed worldwide with everyone from the Count Basie Orchestra to Wynton Marsalis to Maceo Parker.

“She has sass that enlivens her impeccable diction, and tremendous soul that lets her swagger with gutbucket finesse, but it’s all buttressed with sparkling optimism and innocence.” Washington Post

The Global Arts Ensemble


Perico Sambeat                                alto sax

Percy Pursglove                               trumpet

Bruce Barth                                      piano and keyboards

Scott Edmunds                                piano and keyboards

Mark Hodgson                                 bass

Francesco Petreni                            drums and percussion

Stephen Keogh                                drums and percussion

Nel Begley & the GMF Singers          vocal accompaniment


Pete Churchill GMF Soul Supreme with Carla Cook