We have had Harry as a guest twice before, once with Howard Alden in April 2014 and once with his own guitar, piano and bass trio later in same year. He also ran a one day workshop with Jacob Fischer in 2016.
This year Harry has been very busy, including touring the UK and Europe with a trio playing in the style of Barney Kessel, and he has promised to bring some of that to our guest night with a trio including two of the UK's best, established young musicians, Steve Brown and Adam King (see below).
STEVE BROWN DRUMS
Born in Manchester, England, Steve developed an early interest in music and began playing drums at age 14. By age 19, he was performing with local jazz groups. By thetime he was 23, Steve had become the "first call" jazz drummer in Manchester, working with Scott Hamilton, Art Farmer and UK artists during their engagements in the city.
In 1996, Brown moved to London and began working as a sideman with many of the capitol's finest musicians including engagements with jazz greats Harry 'Sweets' Edison and Conte Candoli. During the next 4 years his playing career went from strength to strength and Steve was the winner of the 'Drums' and 'Rising Star' categories in the 1999 British Jazz Awards.
In 2000 Steve joined the quartet of the great jazz saxophonist Scott Hamilton, with whom he has toured internationally over the last seven years. He is also featured on his last four recordings for Concord records.
In between his engagements with the Scott Hamilton quartet, Steve continues to perform and record with a wide variety of artists including Benny Golson, Benny Green, Carl Fontana, Barry Harris, Junior Mance, Charles McPherson, John Bunch and Hod O'Brien.
ADAM KING BASS
Adam studied Jazz at Middlesex University, gaining a First Class Honours. Taking up double bass in the second year of his studies, he has become one of the most in demand bassists on the UK scene. He has played with some of the most prolific musicians on the UK and international jazz scene including Peter King, Stan Tracey, Julian Joseph, Joe Cohn, Jim Mullen, Alan Barnes, Dave Newton and Nigel Hitchcock amongst many others. He can often be seen playing at London’s top jazz establishments such as Ronnie Scott’s, 606 Jazz Club and Pizza Express Jazz Club.
Adam currently is based professionally in the UK and has toured internationally with various bands and artists. He is also just as comfortable in the studio as on stagehaving recorded for the likes of Warner Brothers, Universal and the BBC. He is also a
busy composer and producer and writes in many different genres for commercial purposes.