John Pearce Quartet
Wednesday 23 October 2019 8.30pm Churston Golf Club
Heartfelt renditions of classic jazz standards by violin virtuoso John Pearce.
Touring his debut album, John will be joined by the award-winning David Newton (piano), Al Swainger (bass) and Ian Matthews (drums).
John Pearce has been exciting British jazz audiences with his impassioned performances and technical brilliance. Known for his emotive sound and mercurial energy, he improvises with distinctive melodic invention and clarity. His major influences include Paul Desmond, Charlie Parker, Keith Jarrett, Jeff Hamilton and Wynton Marsalis.
John Pearce was awarded a bursary at the Royal Academy of Music and studied extensively with Nic Fallowfield and Hungarian pedagogue Bela Katona. Performance highlights include the Royal Albert Hall, St. Martin in the Fields and St. John’s, Smith Square and appearances at the Cheltenham Music Festival, the Bath Festival and the Cork Jazz Festival.
“Full of energy and intensity…a true musician.” – Andy Sheppard
“Immense technical grasp…passionate commitment to everything that he plays.” – Venue Magazine (Tony Benjamin)