Freddie Gavita

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Last Show: Monday 25 th June 2018

PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

Rising star Freddie Gavita won the British Jazz Award for best trumpeter of 2017, to cap off a great year including the release of his debut album 'Transient'. The record is aimed at the heart, not the head, with a highly evocative collection of compositions written for his long-time collaborators making up tonight’s quartet.  The music has global appeal with scintillating grooves, heartfelt ballads and some serious swing capturing a musical journey inspired by the many travels and tales of Freddie’s life.

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“A talented trumpet prodigy” - John Walters (the Guardian)

"Freddie is an articulate and soulful musician, whose passion, sense of humor and intelligence are always evident in his playing." - Joe Locke

A fearless improviser and virtuoso trumpeter, Freddie is one of the UK jazz scene’s brightest lights having just won the 2017 British Jazz Award for best trumpet.

His debut album 'Transient' was very well received with a four star review in the Guardian as well as glowing reports from the online jazz community. The band is touring in June 2018 to promote the record.

Freddie Gavita is a graduate of the Royal Academy of Music and the National Youth Jazz Orchestra, he rose to prominence through the John Dankworth Orchestra, and has been a member of the Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Orchestra since 2007.

He currently holds the trumpet chair in the Ronnie Scott’s Club Quintet, and has featured in Mark Fletcher’s 'Fletch’s Brew' for the past six years.

Career highlights include appearing as soloist with the BBC Big Band, three performances at the BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall, and bringing Roger Michell’s 2013 film 'Le Week-end' to life with his inimitable muted trumpet stylings. 

Freddie has played with, among others, Peter Erskine, Joe Locke, John Hendricks, Kenny Wheeler, Stan Sulzmann, Tim Garland, Jon Faddis, Gregory Porter, Curtis Stigers, Paloma Faith, Jess Glynne, Seth McFarlane and Dionne Warwick.

Freddie Gavita (trumpet)

Tom Cawley (piano)

Calum Gourlay (bass)

James Maddren (drums)