Paul Baxter’s 7 Pieces Of Silver consists of a 4-piece horn section with 3 rhythm, combined with the performance of Horace Silver’s Music, one of Jazz’s finest composers, can only result in an exciting, no holds barred show. The 7 Pieces Of Silver horns are James Lancaster on trumpet, Stuart MacDonald on baritone and alto saxophones, John McKillup on tenor saxophone, Alan Barnes on alto saxophone and Matt Ball on trombone. The rhythm section are Paul Baxter on double bass, Graham Hearn/Andrzej Baranek on piano and Paul Smith on drums.
Kate Peters is one of the most exciting new performers to come out of the UK. She is a uniquely talented and versatile vocalist based in the north of England. A graduate of Leeds College of Music, Kate has worked in a wide variety of styles and areas of the music industry. As an active performer, Kate performs with some of the UK´s most talented jazz musicians. Having worked extensively as a session singer, Kate has had the privilege of performing around the world. She has made appearances on national and international radio as well as national TV programmes such as `Heartbeat´ and `The Royal´. The album `Believe´ was released under Kate´s own name in 2006 as a collaboration with French composer, Jean Pascal Vielfaure. As a member of the Charity Dreamgirls (www.charitydreamgirls.co.uk), Kate has had the pleasure of working alongside such artists as Candi Staton, Jaki Graham, Roachford and Angie Brown. Kate has also been involved in the musical arrangement and direction of scores for musical theatre as well as arranging musical accompaniment for recording artists such as Celtic Sirens and The Brennans.
Paul Harrison is one of Scotland’s most prolific jazz talents and has assembled four seasoned and creative jazz talents to form his latest project. At the heart of the band are Harrison and drummer Stu Brown who together have been appearing regularly in underground venues as free-rolling duo Herschel 36. With the addition of the expansive tones and imaginations of guitarist Graeme Stephen and saxophonist Phil Bancroft, this band will harness the sound of electronica to the melodic and rhythmic adventure of jazz – in a thrilling and utterly up to date way. Fusion that shakes off all previous connotations of the word.