So Live Sessions proudly presents

Jackson Mathod and Tom Ford

featuring special guests

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Last Show: Thursday 16 th September 2021

PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

So Live sessions has arrived at PizzaExpress Live to bring our audiences the most entertaining and coveted rising stars of the UK’s pioneering and multicultural new Jazz era. So Live Sessions has a reputation for supporting many multi talented developing musicians who have gone on to great success in the live and recorded music industry. We are excited for the first show of many here with So Live Sessions the first of which includes Multi-instrumentalist and singer songwriter Jackson Mathod featuring special guests. Also performing on the night and a front runner of the new era jazz renaissance is Tom Ford featuring his special guests.



Show timing:

Jackson Mathod -  8 :00pm - 9:00pm / 9:15pm 

Tom Ford  -  9:30pm - 10:30 / 10:45pm 

Show Finish 11:00pm 

Jackson Mathod 

Jackson Mathod is a multi-instrumentalist and singer. Drawing on influences from the likes of Miles Davis, Submotion Orchestra and Christian Scott to name a few. The 28 - year - old trumpet player studied Jazz at Guildhall. However, never feeling fully embedded in the Jazz world, he quickly went onto the session musician circuit, playing for high profile artists such as Stormzy and Jordan Rakei. 

A performer at heart, he started his own function band in parallel, with the role of frontman to fulfil his love for singing. “I’m really trying to just follow where my subconscious is taking me musically. I guess this explains why there's so much diversity in my music.”

During lockdown, he performed mini concerts outside his flat where people would come and sit down on their own chairs with a beer or a glass of wine from home or the pub!

“Jackson Mathod plays with a genuine love for Jazz music. His ability to convey truth in his solos is a tonic and his potential as an artist excites me. Jackson’s playing adheres to the values of blues, swing and community, he represents himself with honesty and dignity and reflects with abundance the characteristics that this music’s future will thrive on.” – Julian Joseph

Tom Ford 

Tom Ford is a guitarist/producer/singer-songwriter you may have already unknowingly heard, he is somewhat an enigma appearing all over the UK music scene across genres as well as stateside and on the continent, he’s now taking his first steps in making his own music.

Smashing hip hop, glitch, pop, rock, jazz and electroacoustic compositional techniques together to create a sound that sits somewhere between Flying Lotus, Toninho Horta and John Zorn, Tom Ford has been busy in both the UK/US Jazz scene as a live performer as well as writing and recording for many of the UKs brightest young artists.

Initially a jazz guitarist with many influences Tom has made a name for himself appearing in bands lead by Reuben James, Rachel Cohen, TROPE and more, but his desire to explore music not bound by genre has lead him to perform with many Brazilian and Cuban musicians as well as being in demand as a writer and multi instrumentalist in the studio working with names such as Poppy Ajudha, Jay Prince, Jevon, Col3trane, Daley, Swindle, Aron the Bassist and more.

Band Line Up

Jackson Mathod Band

Gabrielle Pribbetti (sax), James Beckwith (keys), Eoin Walsh (bass), Harry Pope (drums)

Jackson Mathod special guests are Charlie Allen, David Mrakpor and Fika

Tom Ford Band

Tom Ford (guitar), Nathan Shingler (drums), Daisy George (bass), Parthenope WH (sax/flute), Reuben James (keys)