While TSOJTC looks to diversify programming and audiences it also celebrates experience and excellence.
Chris Laurence, double bass
Martin France, drums
John Parricelli, guitar
Frank Ricotti, vibraphone
Take four world-class musicians who spend much of their professional life in studios, happen to be long-standing associates; Chris Laurence and Frank Ricotti first met as members of the National Youth Orchestra fifty years ago, good friends and connected by the common thread of having worked with Kenny Wheeler. Put them together with the opportunity to express themselves freely with music of their own choice, and with a set list drawn from the greats of jazz composition, like Wheeler and John Taylor, and you have the ideal ingredients for a creative evening.