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Luke Bacchus + Tom Remon & David Lyttle

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Last Show: Tuesday 13 th February 2024

PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

Join us for a thrilling evening with two exceptional jazz acts: pianist Luke Bacchus, and the duo of guitarist Tommy Remon and drummer David Little. Bacchus, a finalist in BBC Young Jazz Musician 2022, is a rising star in the UK jazz scene, drawing inspiration from his Caribbean heritage. Remon and Lyttle, who have extensively toured the UK, Europe and North Africa, will showcase the unique guitar & drums duo format through jazz standards and originals.

Luke Bacchus

A finalist in BBC Young Jazz Musician 2022, Luke Bacchus is one of the most exciting emerging jazz musicians on the UK scene. Born and raised in London to Guyanese parents, Bacchus musically explores his Caribbean heritage as one of his major sources of inspiration. This coupled with his education in jazz piano at Trinity Laban Conservatoire has given him a distinct sound, pairing entrancing rhythms from the Caribbean with Jazz harmonies in his originals, as well as a unique approach to playing standards. Bacchus’ performances always promise to be both inspiring and enriching, guiding listeners on a journey through the vast history of African people in the Americas.

Luke Bacchus is a 22 year old pianist, born and raised in London to Guyanese parents. A finalist in BBC Young Jazz Musician 2022, Bacchus impressed audiences with his treatment of standards, as well as his own unique Caribbean-inspired original music, fuelled by his exploration of his own identity as a Caribbean person. Bacchus describes music as a ‘doorway through which he can explore his heritage’ and his compositions and playing have been hailed by Julian Joseph as having ‘real heart and sincerity’.

Bacchus’ commitment to studying and sharing music from the English, French, Dutch and Spanish-speaking Caribbean, and his ability to recontextualise said music into traditional jazz settings, sets him apart as one of the most unique and exciting emerging jazz musicians. His performances always promise to be inspiring and enriching, exploring Jazz and traditional Afro-Caribbean music, as well as the meeting point of the two.

TOM REMON & DAVID LYTTLE

 Tom Remon and David Lyttle join forces to explore the lesser-tried guitar & drums duo format. Playing jazz standards and originals, the two have covered a lot of mileage together having extensively toured the UK, Europe and North Africa.

Tom Remon is a guitarist who cut his teeth with the Tomorrow's Warriors, and made an impressive debut recording with UK jazz hero guitarist, Jim Mullen. Tom regularly performs with some of the most esteemed Jazz musicians from the UK including Soweto Kinch, Neil Yates, Steve Williamson, Jonathan Gee, Jim Mullen, Carl Orr, Binker Golding, Nat Steele and many others, Tom has released three albums as a leader and is currently signed to Lyte Records.

MOBO Award-nominee David Lyttle is a drummer & composer from Ireland, who started out in the band of guitar legend Louis Stewart and has gone on to perform in over 25 countries, including the Middle East and SE Asia. He has collaborated with a long list of icons, from Joe Lovano to Kurt Rosenwinkel, and performed in the groups of Jesse van Ruller, David Kikoski, Greg Osby and Soweto Kinch. His crossover projects have featured Talib Kweli and Liam Neeson, and his ambitious artist residencies include a US coast-to-coast road trip performing for subculture audiences ranging from bikers in California to UFO tourists near Area 51.