Internationally reknown virtuoso south african jazz harmonica player & pianist Adam Glasser has released two critically acclaimed - 'Free at First' (2010 SAMA Best Modern Jazz Album)and 'Mzansi' (nominated 2012 SAMA Best Jazz Album).
He has performed or recorded with a wide range of artists including Sting, Joe Zawinul, Incognito, Eurythmics & Hugh Masekela as well as with many key artists on the UK jazz scene and on numerous sound tracks, tv shows.
Adam's music is infused by roots in South Africa where he has appeared at the Cape Town International Jazz Festival, Johannnesburg Jazz Festival and the National Arts Festival Grahamstown.
1 - Adam Glasser video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lSVaT6j2F-E
2 - With Sting: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mACRlsVUkAc
3 - With Hugh Masekela: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGO0lcOa160
'Free at First': "A challenge to equal for sheer scope of virtuosity, musicality and surprise" Raul dGama US Jazz Critic
"Uncanny virtuosity on the chromatic harmonica.. master of his own sound and identity" @CriticalJazz - US Jazz Blog
James is one of the most exciting cutting edge young guitarists on the current London jazz scene. Originally from Northumberland, he won a Scholarship and graduated from Trinity Laban in 2013. He has since performed at many prestigious venues including the Gateshead International Jazz Festival, the QEH, Ronnie Scotts, the Vortex. He is a co-leader in the Southern Cone Quintet’s deconstruction of Argentinian, Chilean and Uruguayan folk music and plays alongside Corrie Dick in the contemporary jazz explorations of Jonathon Chung's trio Glasshopper and is a part of the Orpheus Sinfonia in Grammy-nominated composer Tarik O’Regan’s latest opera.
A leading young bass player on the London scene, Joe won a Scholarship to the Dartington International Youth Music Summers School programme and was mentored by legendary bassist Herbie Flowers. He has appeared witht the BBC Big Band, is a member of the National Youth Jazz Orcbestra. He is currently pursuing a successful studio and session career as both an electric and upright bass player. Joe also leads his own Quartet who have recently featured at the prestigious Ronnie Scott's Late Late show and continue to play across London and the U.K.