Jonny is a superb piano-accordionist who only began playing at the relatively mature age of 15 (before this he was also very accomplished pianist and singer. After studies in France with Piano-accordion world leaders Frank Petrilli and Richard Galliano - he quickly found himself touring Europe and earning accolades from the jazz public and jazz press alike - this led to some impressive session work with the show Peaky Blinders and recording theme music for Warner Records. The Jonny Kerry Trio is an acoustic ensemble inspired by Gypsy Jazz, New Musette, Classical & Tango music. The trio performs dynamic and lyrical arrangements of both standards and original compositions that draw upon diverse international rhythms and musical idioms - led by Accordionist Jonny Kerry and featuring guitarist Ducato Piotrowski & Paul Jefferies on double bass.
Tommy Scott is hailed as one of the finest British piano talents to come out of the UK. He was already guesting with top international names at premier London Jazz clubs in his early teens and he now regularly gigs with the best of British as well as being recognised as a creative and gifted educator. Tommy will pay his respects to the style and works of the late great Oscar Peterson and Oscar’s most celebrated trio format (with Ray Brown on bass and Ed Thigpen on drums). Paul Jefferies will take the part of Ray Brown and the hugely entertaining Nick Millward will illustrate how delicate yet secure Mr Ed Thigpen played drums in what was probably history’s best loved jazz trio.
Hugh Turner is a superbly exiting guitarist, his playing is steeped in the blues and the funkier side of jazz - his performances are marked by a highly rhythmic pulse and a cool 70s harmonic edge. Playing alongside Hugh at this concert will be incredible tenor saxophonist, Toliy Vyacheslavov (one of Ukraine’s finest musical exports) who has travelled the world performing with various ensembles including Geno Washington, Brothers of Brass and the Ben Portsmouth Band (and Elvis Tribute). Paul Jefferies will play double bass and the trio will present a varied mix of jazz, blues and funky flavoured tunes.