The Dave Newton Trio

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Last Show: Wednesday 19 th June 2019

PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

Especially formed for this evening in store at Dean Street Pizza Express, this ferociously swinging unit brings together three award winning jazz musicians from different corners of the contemporary jazz scene & beyond. Dave Newton's multi award-winning jazz piano mastery is very much to the fore of this dynamic super group underpinned by propulsive swing and lightening empathy delivered by Matt Skelton and Conor Chaplin. The trio will present original arrangements revealing a shared admiration for the piano trios of yore such as Oscar Peterson and Ray Brown contrasted with breathtaking lush ballad soundscapes.
Material from Dave's 2015 Linn release 'Big Screen Trio - Take 1' will also be featured.

"Newton is unbeatable. He can re-harmonise a tune so persuasively that you almost forget how the original sounded. And they choose some unlikely tunes too. How do you set about the theme to Chariots of Fire, or When Somebody Loved Me, the song from Toy Story 2? You’ll be amazed by the transformations that emerge." The Guardian.

"Stylish, swinging and sophisticated. A complete knock out." Claire Martin OBE

Dave Newton (piano)

Conor Chaplin (double bass)

Matt Skelton (drums)