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In 1937 Nat “King” Cole formed his first trio. Legend has it the band was supposed to be a quartet but the drummer failed to turn up. Whether this is true or not, the resulting trio of bass, guitar and piano was an instant success; it provides the ability to play more softly and the combination of two harmony instruments enables the to creation of unique musical textures and possibilities – the format was used for many years by legendary pianist Oscar Peterson.

Jonty Fisher – double bass/vocals
Naadia Sheriff – piano/vocals
James Fenn - guitar/vocals

"Good selection of songs and I think a lot of people will really like this style. Nice and laid-back, very, very nice"

Claire Martin - Best Vocalist - British Jazz Awards and BBC Jazz Awards, BBC Radio 3 Jazz Line Up

"Breathing new life in to well known standards, the excellent musicianship of the trio combine to make this sophisticated gig an excellent night's entertainment"

Steve Rubie - The 606 club

"How lucky we are to have such wonderful musicians come to entertain us with such aplomb and virtuosity – this was classical jazz at its best"

Ruth Meech - The Dorset Echo