Nigel Price is one of the most highly regarded and in demand guitarists on the UK jazz scene today. He spent three years with UK funk legends - the James Taylor Quartet and was placed third in the 2014 British Jazz Awards for “best guitarist”. He is a regular performer at Ronnie Scott’s, where he has played over 400 times. His blend of flowing bebop lines, deep blues feeling and mastery of chording has made him instantly accessible and popular with jazz audiences. His organ trio won the 2010 Parliamentary Jazz Award for “best jazz ensemble”. In 2016 the trio played a 56 date Arts Council funded tour of the UK.
Matt Wates appeared at the Wooburn Festival Jazz Supper in 2003 and it is high time we heard him again. The award-winning alto saxophonist has been a firm favourite on the British jazz scene for many years with his swinging, melodious and elegant style - in marked contrast to many of his young contemporaries who favour a more abstract, strident form of expression.
Steve Brown is a Mancunian who trained as a drummer in New York and played his early gigs with the tenorist Harry Allen in the US. In the years since he has accompanied some of the biggest names in jazz, among them Kenny Davern, Harry Edison, Art Farmer and Junior Mance. He is a regular member of the American tenor star Scott Hamilton’s Quartet. With his cheerful manner and immaculate timekeeping, Steve is the drummer of choice for many of the top British and American soloists.
Ross Stanley is a highly accomplished pianist and Hammond organist. He completed his studies in classical and jazz piano at the Guildhall School of Music in 2004 since when he has played with many of the top British jazz musicians. Ross and Nigel both won their categories in the prestigious British Jazz Awards 2016.