International Jazz Masters Series

Mark Gross with the Jim Ridl Trio

PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

Mark Gross swings and sings with soul and rhythm along today's jazz vanguard. He constantly pushes the music forward, while staying true to the elements of the classic sound. He has recorded on over 80 notable jazz recording, including 2 GRAMMY AWARD winning projects by the Dave Holland Big Band - 'What Goes Around' on ECM Records, and 'Overtime' on Dare 2 Records. He has toured the world with Nat Adderley, Dave Holland, Mulgrew Miller, Nicholas Payton, Delfeayo Marsalis, Dizzy Gillespie, Nancy Wilson, Jimmy Heath, Dizzy Gillespie Alumni Big Band, Freddie Hubbard, Lionel Hampton and many more.

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Book tickets for Mark Gross with the Jim Ridl Trio

Jim Ridl is a pianist, composer, arranger and educator best known for his 10 years tenure with jazz guitar legend Pat Martino. During this time he received many critically acclaimed reviews of performances and produced 3 outstanding recordings. His inventive arrangement of the Sonny Rollins' classic Oleo can be heard on the Grammy-nominated release ”Pat Martino Live at Yoshi’s” with Joey DeFrancesco and Billy Hart.

He has performed and/or recorded Internationaly with Randy Brecker, Marc Johnson, James Moody, Slide Hampton, Clark Terry, Mickey Roker, Billy Hart, Mark Murphy, Ravi Coltrane, the Woody Herman Orchestra, the Dizzy Gillespie Big Band, Cab Calloway, Bill Stewart, Rich Matteson, Ralph Bowen and Donny McCaslin.

Band Line Up

Mark Gross (alto saxophone)

Jim Ridl (piano)

Joris Teepe (bass)

Stephen Keogh (drums)