Musicians performing for JBGB Events
Fantastic young vocalist from Lithuania and student at the Trinity Laban Conservatoire.
“One of the most stylistically flexible pianists around, with a marvellous, slightly husky singing voice" - The Observer
"Jacqui has a voluptuous tonal richness that makes almost any material sound special" John Fordham, The Guardian
"One of the ageless, evergreen singing stars we have...as beautiful and talented as ever...she's marvellous" Michael Parkinson
"Charismatic, sophisticated and charming performer" Jazz FM
Sam Smith's singing teacher. "The UK's answer to Diana Krall and Norah Jones" Time Out
Zoe started singing while Living in New York for a while and has now
established herself on the London jazz scene with her first album “Looking For A Boy”.
"They don't come along very often, but Polly Gibbons is a star" Johnny Mandel
"Take Bob Dylan's lyrical bite, add the forthrightness of Joni Mitchell, with rap-like percussiveness and you have Sarah Gillespie; an original" John Fordham, The Guardian
"Her interpretations have the dynamism, the verve and the liveliness of a true jazz artist" The Times
"Jeff sings with depth and passion. His vocal range is stunning, and he swings too! A real treat."Claire Martin
'Barb Jungr is the alchemist among jazz singers. She takes dubious songs, and turns them into gold. And she takes songs we already knew were gold, and makes them interestingly different… She is truly a marvel, who should not be missed.' The Telegraph
An incredible charismatic performer singing soul, gospel, blues and working on a new project of Stevie Wonder music.
Louise Clare Marshall
Louise has been performing and touring with Jools Holland and his Rhythm Orchestra as their featured singer. A truly versatile performer, Louise has worked with the likes of Beverley Knight, Robbie Williams, Van Morrison and Steve Winwood to name but a few.
"A performer of character, conviction and relaxed virtuosity". The Guardian.
"One of the finest jazz singers in the world today " Jazz Journal
"Tina May has innate command of phrasing and timing plus an irresistible vocal sound where every performance is an object lesson" The Jazz Rag
A classically trained singer, clarinetist and saxophone player, but always with a sneaking admiration for jazz, Jessica joined NYJO and quickly established a swinging reputation.
“Real depths of emotion in Jessica Radcliffe’s singing” The Hoste of Jazz
"I kid you not, if you close your eyes, you were listening to Chet Baker. A remarkable young woman" Richard Wheatley, Jazz FM
Singer & Songwriter. Originally from Northern Spain but now based in London. Has a flair for Latin music.
"Ian Shaw is praised far and wide as the greatest male jazz singer Britain has to offer"- Jazz Times (US)
One of the UK’s most celebrated jazz singers, prolific recording artist and popular broadcaster. Her stunning voice, innate warmth and wit have made Clare one of the most sought after performers.
"What hits me is how expressive is her ballad singing. Then she has the courage to scat a ballad or two " Mark Murphy
Born in Alberta Canada, but now based in the UK, this beautiful singer was nominated for London Jazz Vocalist of the Year in 2010.
"Right now, she is at the peak of her form…
there is no jazz singer in the country to touch her.”
Alyn Shipton, The Times
Simon Nelson's Dixiemix
"Wonderful foot tapping entertainment from a superb band" The Hoste of Jazz
Down For The Count
Jazz At The Movies
Enchanting entertainment rich with anecdote, sophistication and swing, material ranging from Bond to Bacharach, Dankworth to Disney.
Jivin' Miss Daisy
Led by a great bass player Simon Thorpe, a swing band with superb jazz feel
Chris Ingham's REBOP
"Chris Ingham's REBOP are one of the best bands in the country" Eastern Daily Press
The Tom Green Septet
"The Tom Green Septet is something very special" - Ivan Hewitt, Daily Telegraph
National Youth Jazz Orchestra
NYJO has proved to be the perfect training ground for UK musicians. Many established jazz musicians enjoyed their time with NYJO.
Kansas Smitty's Big Four Jump Band
Smitty's Big Four navigate jazz and swing standards with unparalleled energy and tightness.
'A lively, friendly, swinging new band playing approachable music' London Jazz News
Roberto Pla Latin Ensemble
Columbian master timbalero Roberto Pla is the Godfather of Latin music in the UK. His fabulous ensemble are loved by many for their Latin performances.
Vintage soul, gospel music, upbeat Motown and 50s doo-wop, sung in harmony by Johanna Herron, Ruby O’Callaghan and Laura White
A superb performer accompanying and soloing with Tina May
Evokes the flavour of Paris in Gabrielle Ducomble's band
Presented a sell-out evening for JBGB Events showcasing the music of Benny Goodman & Artie Shaw
Evergreen clarinet with DixieMix traditional jazz band
A Fats Waller & Jelly Roll Morton enthusiastic clarinet style
"Great rhythmic drive on double bass with orthodox plucking, rich, dark bowing and dramatic flamenco style strumming." The Jazzmann
Kenny Ball bassist for many years and now driving the DixieMix traditional jazz band.
No one makes the double bass sing better than Andrew, when he's not doing the day job as Reverend at the Presbyterian Church in Cambridge.
Swings as hard as he can and always with a groove and a bounce.
Nominated every year by the British Jazz Awards
Alec Dankworth is a world renowned Jazz Bassist and composer. The 2016 winner of the British Jazz Awards.
One time bass player with the Latvia Symphony and now improvises voice and bass at the same time!
Finished a world tour with Jamie Cullum in 2014, and now as busy as ever. “I’ve been doing a lot of different things this year."
The first bass player chosen for the Tommy Smith Youth Jazz Orchestra
"Played for us with Jacqui Dankworth and Charlie Wood. Never had so many spontaneous positive comments from the audience about a bass player"
Active on the British jazz scene for over thirty years, appearing alongside an extremely diverse range of musicians
Originally from Trinidad, a full time London based musician since 1998
UK based but has toured much of Europe including Holland, Italy, Spain, Portugal, France and Germany
"been there done it and has the t-shirt"
Double bass player in the Tom Green Septet
"Superb playing; my first call bass player" Mike McNaught
Involved in over 100 record productions and 6 albums under his own name as a leader.
He has respect for the jazz tradition whilst simultaneously subtly undermining it. Long may he continue to do so." - TheJazzman.com
Double Bass and also an excellent keyboard player and music teacher at Westminster School
Leader of leading swing band "Jivin' Miss Daisy"
Graduate of The Guildhall School of music & most sensitive accompanist.
"Evergreen in demand musician, playing lots with Norma Winstone, and also an established music teacher, often at Dulwich College"
Winner of the 1999 Rising Star British Jazz Awards, it's still shining and even brighter
"A most sensitive and listening accompanist"
Drummer in the Tom Green Septet
Sebastiaan de Krom
Winner of the prestigious Buddy Rich Award and was drummer for the Thelonious Monk Institute Jazz Performance programme.
George's credits include accompanying Grammy award winner Jack Jones. He is active in West End and touring theatre working on Wicked, Guys and Dolls, Avenue Q, Sinatra and Anything Goes.
" Nic has played with David Gilmour, Bill Withers, Terry Callier, and Derek Nash"
Top drummer from Sweden, now active on the London scene
Features with The Nigel Price Organ Trio and Ronnie Scott's house band
Well respected Jazz Drummer who has toured the World and played on TV & Radio both nationally and internationally.
One of London's first call young drummers
Long standing member of the bands of guitar leader Jim Mullen.
Resident band leader at the Hilton Hotel Park Lane and for P&O Cruises
"The most wildly applauded drum solo heard at St.James Studio" JBGB Events
The youngest drummer ever to play with the Ronnie Scott's Jazz Orchestra
Son of the late great British pianist, Stan Tracey
Key driver of the DixieMix traditional jazz band
50 years since his NYJO debut, but still playing and better than ever
Gareth Lockraine is a leading Flautist and composer and also teaches at the Royal Academy of Music and a number of other notable music establishments.
Studying at the Guildhall School of Music. Holding the guitar seat with NYJO
“The notes spin out of the songs with such finesse and musical agility, it’s hard to believe he has only 10 fingers and six strings.” San Francisco Chronicle
Great interpreter of the George Shearing music styles
Plays acoustic guitar and banjo with Keith Nichols older style ragtime piano
A virtuoso who draws on Middle Eastern influences creating unique guitar sounds
Brazilian 7 String guitarist and arranger and also a gifted composer.
Outstanding soloist and accompanist with the best "thumb in the business". One of the UK's jazz greats.
A true music lover as well as an exceptional bass player.
Member of the superb DixieMix traditional jazz band
A graduate of Leeds Jazz College, guitarist and jazz composer Pete Oxley knows how to capture an audience.
A superb soloist on acoustic guitar
Grim's Dyke Opera Company
Have a reputation for bringing the very best of Gilbert & Sullivan to the concert stage.
Jocelyn Abbott has an accomplished career both performing and accompanying countless recognised singers.
Paolo was born in Milan and is a classically trained outstanding pianist with a huge amount of awards to his name.
"Vanessa May's Musical Director and regularly playing with Derek Nash"
An excellent and inventive soloist. Respected as a gifted sideman and especially adept as an accompanist to vocalists.
"Particularly impressive, his spidery, Horace Silver-like runs carving out their own space amongst the rest of the band." The Guardian
"Great arrangements and great playing by the master" Jazznights
Son of the famous Dave Brubeck is an international band leader, pianist, composer and teacher. Darius Brubeck is an award winning pianist who has travelled the world with his amazing arrangements and compositions. Not to be missed.
A distinctive playing style of his own. Inventive, stylish, always listening and swinging.
"Unpretentiously brilliant" Dave Gelly
Frank Harrison is one of the most talented young musicians I have heard — Ronnie Scott
"Fronting the Chris Ingham trio is like being driven around in a Rolls Royce" legendary saxophonist Art Themen
"She is one of the most refreshing and promising figures to have emerged in the UK in recent times,with a liquid sound and supple, obliquely resolved phrasing as an improviser" The Guardian
Pianist with the Tom Green Septet
"An exceptionally expressive young jazz pianist. His bluesy, flowing, lyrical sound sets him apart. His music is accessible and open and his style very much his own." Pure Bliss Music
Multi award winner and brilliant accompanist.
"I've heard a lot of pianists, but Keith Nichols plays the nearest to my father" Fats Waller's son Maurice Waller.
Born in London, Laura O’Gorman was educated at the Royal Academy of Music and the Moscow Conservatory. Laura is an honorary associate of the Royal Academy of Music.
"Gentle, lyrical and thoughtful - John is one of Britain's most respected and versatile musicians and also one of our best kept secrets" Pure Bliss Music
The Musical Director of Ronnie Scott's Club in London's Soho.
Dynamic instrumentalist and accompanist back on the jazz scene after time with Sting.
Much in demand sensitive accompanist regularly with Norma Winstone.
Stalwart of the live circuit and a perennially hot ticket.
"Joe Stilgoe is dapper, handsome and quick witted and gifted with dazzling digits" The Times
Studied at Berklee, USA specialising in film scoring, jazz piano and folk accordion. A multi-instrumentalist, he has been writing music for film and television since 2000.
One of the few female stride pianists to command mastery of this technically and physically demanding jazz piano style, she has been called “the next rising star in the stride world”.
"A jewel of a player... spinning out luminous introductions and codas” Jazziz Magazine (USA)
Born into the Memphis music tradition, Charlie Wood "hangs as far behind the beat as possible, without falling off". He comments "I play music for free, promoters pay me to travel"
Alto Saxophone in the Tom Green Septet
"Alan infuses his playing with so much passion and energy, you could believe it was minted on the spot" John Walters, The Guardian
Tenor saxophone player with The John Wilson Orchestra
At home on both alto and tenor saxophones and a superb ensemble writer, arranger and player
A wealth of experience playing in bands and groups for 30years especially with Alan Barnes
19 year old Harry Greene, playing guitar and saxophones, currently studying at the Royal Academy of Music and playing the London music scene with a 10-piece soul band, a hard-bop Quintet.
Experienced teacher and workshop leader. Has worked for the National Theatre and various musical groups as Musical Director.
Freelance reed player, composer, arranger and teacher. Leads his own jazz-fusion outfit.
Recently graduated from Trinity College of Music with a First Class Honours Degree in Jazz Performance.
Tenor Saxophone in the Tom Green Septet
"Derek Nash is one of the most versatile saxophonists" The Guardian
Amazingly talented Jazz Saxophonist.
The most lyrical and tuneful baritone saxophone player
Talented young saxophone player leading his own modern jazz quartet.
Band leader of the NYJO Nonet.
One of the first graduates of NYJO and enjoying a long standing career as a leading UK sideman.
Lead tenor player with REBOP, whose driving solos and dynamic harmonics evoke memories of John Coltrane
"The Tom Green Septet is something very special" Ivan Hewitt, Daily Telegraph
Internationally acclaimed jazz soloist, highly respected writer, and in demand studio musician.
Strident instrumentalist with DixieMix traditional jazz band
One of the jazz scene’s most dramatic and stimulating performers, with a stream of jokes, anecdotes, and hilarious observations.
Trumpet in the Tom Green Septet
"Freddie's tone ranges from the warmly conversational to the eloquently strident" Ian Mann
Musical Director of The National Theatre
"Wonderful foot tapping entertainment from a superb band" The Hoste of Jazz
"I kid you not, if you close your eyes, you were listening to Chet Baker. a remarkable young woman" Richard Wheatley, Jazz FM
Professor of trumpet at Birmingham Conservatoire and award winner soloist and accompanist on both Trumpet and Flugelhorn.
Professor of Jazz Trumpet at London's Trinity College of Music and visiting Jazz Trumpet specialist at The Royal Northern College Of Music and The Welsh College Of Music
"Listening to Beaujolais, you’d think that like one of his heroes, Milt Jackson, he was born to play the vibes." David Gallant
A youthful East Anglian musician recently making a guest appearance at The Barbican with the Wynton Marsalis Lincoln Centre Orchestra
"A fiddle player who manages to make his instrument sound sexy!"
JBGB Events, formed in 2013, is a music management company, creating, organising, managing, promoting and presenting live music concert performances by leading jazz, popular and classical UK and International musicians in theatres, studios, hotels & clubs.
We both conceive and plan the events, negotiate appearances with major venues, contract the musicians, handle commercial communications in brochures, online and present the music to their audiences. Not content with just presenting and promoting outstanding one off events, we create musical series that have delighted musicians and audiences which sustain revenue streams for venues.Read More
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