…a truly stellar all-round performance: stop-time chords, neat turnarounds, valid interchanges, nimble adjustments – all jazz life was here.
Peter Vacher, Jazzwise Magazine
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Welcome to my website! I’m a jazz vibraphone player and drummer based in London. I’m a principally self-taught musician and I specialise in playing straight ahead, swinging jazz, unashamedly influenced by players like Milt Jackson, Victor Feldman, Cal Tjader, Dave Pike and others. I’ve been described by UK drumming legend Clark Tracey as “one of the best vibes players this country has ever produced.”

Have a browse around, and check out the gig listings page (which I try my best to keep up to date!) for the latest upcoming gigs.

I'm working on recording a couple of albums in 2022 for release next year - watch this space!

Osian Roberts "UK Connection" Quintet 8 - 15 August 2022 in Passau, Germany

I've got a very exciting week of gigs coming up in Passau, Germany from August 8 - 15 with the Osian Roberts Quintet "UK Connection", featuring me on vibraphone, Canadian pianist Sean Fyfe, stalwart of the UK scene Matt Fishwick on drums and the renowned virtuoso double bassist Dave Chamberlain.
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Check out this video of my "Portrait of the MJQ" band playing in the Recital Room at South Hill Park Arts Centre -
A remarkble young vibraphonist in the Milt Jackson tradition.
Dave Gelly (Observer)
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My debut album, “Portrait of the MJQ,” is a swinging take on the music of the Modern Jazz Quartet and my debut album under my own name. It came out on Trio Records following the sold out launch at Ronnie Scott’s. It was “Jazz Choice of the Month” in BBC Music Magazine and it got rave reviews in the jazz press. Have a look on the MJQ page for the latest!

The album features pianist Gabriel Latchin, Italian bassist Dario Di Lecce, and drummer Steve Brown, and consists of stellar favourites such as ‘Django’, ‘Softly, As In A Morning Sunrise’, ‘Bags Groove’, and a complete performance of ‘La Ronde Suite’.
Creative brilliance
Peter Vacher, Jazzwise Magazine (on 2020 MJQ + Grant Stewart UK tour)
You can buy a copy of the album using the PayPal button on the right - it is not necessary to have a PayPal account. Select the destination (UK, Europe, USA) and press “Buy Now”. Postage is included in the price.
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Have a listen to a few tracks below to whet your appetite: -

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Some recent gig & album reviews:

"Creative brilliance" Peter Vacher (Jazzwise)
"One of the best gigs of the LJF." Joanne Shurvell (Forbes Magazine)
“Sheer delight.” Peter Vacher (Jazzwise)

“Vibrant.” - Bruce Lindsay (JazzJournal)
“Compelling.” Ian Mann (TheJazzMann)
“A refreshing treat for the ears.” Rebecca Franks (BBC Music Magazine)
“Vital intensity…” Dave Gelly (The Observer)
OK, I am now officially a fan!!
Joe Locke