Gabriel Latchin Trio

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Last Show: Monday 18 th September 2017

PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

Jazz pianist Gabriel Latchin launches his debut album tonight at PizzaExpress. Introducing Gabriel Latchin showcases both his compositional and arranging skills in the classic piano trio tradition. His hard-swinging, adventurous approach draws comparisons to his many influences, including Herbie Hancock, Bill Evans and Phineas Newborn. Known as a first-call sideman, Latchin is quickly gaining the respect of his peers both in the UK and US. Most recently, he performed with Christian McBride and Renée Fleming at Wigmore Hall last December. “Polished” said The Times, “Flawless” said London Jazz News. Tonight he is accompanied by two of London’s leading musicians - Josh Morrison on drums and Dario Di Lecce on bass.

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“I appreciate musicians that understand that simply being the very best musician you can possibly be is what's most important, while also understanding that those skills mirror your inner self. Gabriel is an excellent musician and one hell of a nice guy.”

Christian McBride

A newcomer to the British jazz scene, Gabriel Latchin is fast becoming recognised as one of the country’s leading pianists. His hard-swinging, adventurous approach often draws comparisons to his many influences, including Herbie Hancock, Bill Evans and Phineas Newborn.

2017 sees the launch of his debut trio album Introducing Gabriel Latchin. Four originals and seven new arrangements of well known standards make up the self-released CD.

In addition to writing for and leading his own trio, Latchin is constantly in demand as a side man. Most recently, he performed with virtuoso bassist Christian McBride and opera star Renée Fleming at Wigmore Hall last December. “Polished” said The Times, “Flawless” said London Jazz News.

He has also worked with Ronnie Cuber, former Jazz Messenger Jean Toussaint, Dick Pearce, Grant Stewart, Alex Garnett, The London Jazz Orchestra and The Royal Scottish National Orchestra. He has performed at concert halls, clubs and festivals around the UK and Europe, including The Barbican, The Queen’s Hall, The London Jazz Festival and The Jazz Bar.

Latchin has graduated with first class degrees from both Edinburgh University and the Guildhall School of Music and has also studied with world leading pianists Aaron Goldberg, Peter Martin and David Berkman.

Tonight he is accompanied by two of London’s leading musicians - Josh Morrison on drums and Dario Di Lecce on bass.

Band Lineup

Gabriel Latchin (piano)

Dario Di Lecce (bass)

Josh Morrison (drums)