Freddie Gavita is an award winning trumpeter and composer. With the upcoming release of his debut album ‘Transient’ in April 2017, Freddie has cemented his place as a leading light on the British jazz scene.
He is a member of the Ronnie Scott’s Club Quintet and jazz-rock outfit Fletch’s Brew as well as being a band leader in his own right. A fearless improviser, “he solos with fluent authority, his tone ranging from the warmly conversational to the eloquently strident.”
“Clearly one to watch”
Ivan Hewitt, The Daily Telegraph
A graduate of the Royal Academy of Music and the National Youth Jazz Orchestra, he rose to prominence through the John Dankworth Orchestra, and has been a member of the Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Orchestra for ten years.
He has appeared as soloist with the BBC Big Band, twice at the BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall, and brought Roger Michell’s 2013 film “Le Week-end” to life with his inimitable muted trumpet stylings. Freddie has played with, among others, Peter Erskine, Joe Locke, John Hendricks, Kenny Wheeler, Stan Sulzmann, Tim Garland, Jon Faddis, Gregory Porter, Curtis Stigers, Paloma Faith, Jess Glynne, Seth McFarlane and Dionne Warwick.
Freddie has composed and arranged extensively, including Alexander Stewart’s masterpiece “I Thought About You” and the stunning “Beloved” commissioned by Calum Au for his 2012 release “Something’s Coming.”
“A talented trumpet prodigy”
John Walters, The Guardian
The Ronnie Scott’s Club Quintet are heading to the high seas in February 2017 aboard the prestigious Blue Note Cruise. They will be performing alongside some of the greatest jazz musicians alive, including Herbie Hancock, Pat Metheny, Dianne Reeves, Gregory Porter and Joshua Redman.
BANDS & PROJECTS
Freddie Gavita Quartet
Aimed at the heart, not the head, this is Freddie’s highly evocative collection of compositions written for long time collaborators and quartet members Tom Cawley (piano), Calum Gourlay (double bass) and James Maddren (drums).
The music has global appeal with scintillating grooves, heartfelt ballads and some serious swing taking you on a musical journey inspired by many travels and tales of Freddie’s life. A collective of mature and virtuosic improvisers, each selflessly supporting the others to create a unique band dynamic.
The debut album Transient is due out on the 28th April 2017.
In 2010 renowned drummer Mark Fletch put together a band compromised of some of the most innovative players in British music. That band became Fletch’s Brew. Whether playing original compositions or new arrangements from across the jazz cannon, the band’s style floats seamlessly between the idioms of fusion, funk, bop, reggae and rock.
From back in 1959 the tradition at Ronnie Scott’s has always been to have house players. That tradition continues with the Ronnie Scott All Stars lead by pianist and house musical director James Pearson. Frequently found playing the early set at the club as warm up to the main artist, they are also often used by overseas soloists who come to play at the club.
|27/02/17||Calum Gourlay Big Band||London||The Vortex||United Kingdom|
|Time: 8:00pm. Admission: £8. Address: 11 Gillett Square. Buy Tickets|
|01/03/17||Freddie Gavita Quartet||London||Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club||United Kingdom|
|Time: 11:00pm. Admission: £10. Address: 47 Frith St, Soho. Venue phone: 020 7439 0747. Buy Tickets|
|04/03/17||Ronnie Scott’s Club Quintet||Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire||Wiltshire Music Centre||United Kingdom|
|Time: 11:00pm. Admission: £10-£20. Address: Ashley Road. Buy Tickets|
|05/03/17||Wild Card||London||Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club||United Kingdom|
|Admission: £7/£10. Address: 47 Frith St, Soho. Venue phone: 020 7439 0747. Buy Tickets|
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