Winner of the British Jazz Awards “Best Trumpeter of 2017,” Freddie has cemented his place as a leading light on the British Jazz scene. With the release of his debut album “Transient” in April 2017, his star is certainly on the rise.
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 since 2007.
Recent career highlights include three Proms performances at the Royal Albert Hall, appearing as the featured soloist at Cadagon Hall playing the music of Miles Davis and Gil Evans, and stepping into Herb Alpert’s shoes for the recent BBC 2 broadcast from Ronnie Scott’s commemorating the music of Burt Bacharach.
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
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 came out on the 28th April 2017
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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.
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