The Alex Wilson Trio
Wednesday 21st September 2022
Tickets: £17.50 Seat at a shared Table for 4 /£12.50 Seat – No Table
Alex Wilson brings a set of original music for piano trio, joined by two of the most exciting talents on the London scene in Kai Craig (drums), and John Jones (bass). The trio blend harmonic and rhythmic flair, dynamic improvisation and daring virtuosity in their search for new sounds, live at the Hampstead Jazz Club.
The Alex Wilson Trio are a London-based contemporary jazz group, featuring three of most exciting improvisers on the UK scene. Each in demand across London’s premier jazz venues including Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club, The Vortex, The Jazz Café and others, Alex Wilson, John Jones, and Kai Craig combine the serious command over their instruments with an intense and captivating group dynamic. The result is a thrilling and constantly shifting web of improvisation amidst carefully crafted composed material, written by Alex Wilson, the pianist and leader. Their music draws on contemporary jazz composers from the European and American jazz scenes, including Kit Downes, Gerald Clayton, Craig Taborn, and others, while also touching on classical music, folk song, and contemporary electronic music.
Since arriving on the London jazz scene in 2019, Alex Wilson has been attracting attention for his highly nuanced, versatile, and dynamic approach to the piano. Currently engaged in a range of projects from jazz/electronic fusion, contemporary pop, to straight-ahead jazz, Alex’s playing is regularly showcased at top venues in the UK and in Europe, including recent performances at Jazzkaar Festival, Estonia, La Petite Halle, Paris, the London Jazz Festival, and Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club. Alex’s music for piano trio represents a new chapter in his creative work and speaks to his wide range of influences and musical experiences.
Alex is joined by two of the most sought-after rhythm section players in London in Kai Craig and John Jones. Kai currently performs with several UK jazz figureheads including Soweto Kinch and Ivo Neame, and was named by Gregory Hutchinson as the current drummer in the UK “who can take the instrument to a new level”. John Jones brings his exceptional musicianship to each of his varied projects, along with a creative energy at the bass that lays the foundation for the trio’s sound.
Having met at the Royal Academy of Music under the tuition of some of the UK’s finest jazz musicians, the group have already made their mark on the London jazz scene and look forward to captivating listeners at the Hampstead Jazz Club. Performing at the club for the first time, the Trio present an evening of new music, journeying through dynamic rhythmic interplay, soft, other-worldly ballads, to foot-stomping swing numbers.
Piano – Alex Wilson
Bass – John Jones
Drums – Kai Craig
Please note, The Club is not licensed to allow access to Children under the age of 16 after 9pm, so for evening performances, please do not book tickets for children under the age of 16. Children aged 16 and above are welcome at any time.
For £17.50 Tickets:
Seats are not numbered and you will be seated at available tables. Please note tables seat 4 people, so for bookings of less than 4 people, you will be seated and share a table for 4.
For £12.50 Tickets:
This is a fully seated event. Seats are not numbered and will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.
Please note the Jazz Club is situated in the basement of the Duke of Hamilton Pub and access is via a number of stairs. The nearest toilets are situated on the 1st floor of the Pub.
Doors: 7:30 pm | Show: 8:00 pm