Our Next Concert (1)

SUNDAY 15th December 2019   (all concerts begin at 8pm and end at 10.30pm)

(Yes, this is a SUNDAY concert rather than a Saturday evening one.)



Gabriel appeared last season as a member of the Nat Steele Quartet and gave an impressive elegant and swinging performance that evening.  Fortunately Gabriel very much enjoyed the evening himself and returns to Berkhamsted with his outstanding trio who have recorded two well-received CDs that would be ideal listening over Christmas.  


Gabriel is a delightful pianist who has played with the very best on the British jazz scene.  He is very much in demand, having gained praise when performing with American soprano Renee Fleming and bassist Christian McBride at Wigmore Hall.  Jazzwise magazine has described him as “an impeccable musician with the clarity of his lines evoking something of Hank Jones and Tommy Flanagan”, which is praise indeed.  He is also a talented composer as demonstrated on his new album “The Moon and I” which is attracting acclaim, particularly in Japan.  He is also musical director of Claire Martin and Ray Gelato's show “Let There Be Love”.


Dario hails from Bari, Italy where he studied with double bass maestro Giorgio Vendola.  He later studied jazz with two of the best US bassists Eddie Gomez and Buster Williams as well as legends Lee Konitz and Kenny Barron.  He moved to London in 2012 and has established himself on the British jazz scene.  His subtle and melodic approach to his instrument makes him ideal for this trio.


Josh was born in London to jazz-loving parents and began his musical training at the age of seven.  His professional life as a drummer started in his early teens, having gained experience through the Haringey Youth Music program followed by a scholarship to Berklee College of Music in Boston Massachusetts.  Since then Josh has played with a multitude of top jazz artists and travelled the world attending many festivals.  Apart from Gabriel's trio he has also supported and recorded with Stacey Kent.  Notwithstanding his vast experience he continues to consider himself a student of music with a deep respect for the jazz tradition.