The Wakefield Jazz Christmas Gig, 10 December 2021

Patsy Gilbert and Jenny Smith, vocals.Richard Ormrod, saxes, flute and clarinet.Ben Gilbert, piano. Pete Rosser, piano and accordion.José Canha, bass.Caroline Boaden, drums. In a year marked by uncertainty and disruption, Wakefield Jazz didn’t escape entirely, but thanks to quick thinking by the Promoter and Treasurer and a bit of good luck, the peak of the…

Greg Abate and the Pete Rosser Trio, 22 November 2019

Greg Abate – alto sax Pete Rosser – piano Adrian Knowles – bass John Settle – drums . There was more thunderous applause at the end of certain numbers than at the end of some entire gigs, so the review of this wonderful performance is already ‘on the air.’ From the start, there was a…

Greg Abate with the Pete Rosser Trio, 9th November 2018

Greg Abate – sax Pete Rosser – piano, Ed Harrison – double bass John Settle – drums There are good reasons why a ‘classic’ jazz configuration—in this case, alto sax plus piano trio—remains classic: because the power of the music constantly shifts between the cohesion of the four instruments and the contributions the individual musicians…