James Pearson

James Pearson and Sir John Dankworth at the BFI last year

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From the BFI site: Jazz Weekender With live jazz in the Riverfront and foyer, screenings of archive TV jazz classics, and a live performance by the legendary Sir John Dankworth, this was a Weekender to remember at BFI Southbank. Running from June 12-14, the weekend of events also marked the culmination of our London in Motion competition, whereby young people submitted a short film evoking the capital on the move to win a soundtrack by Ronnie Scott’s house band. With a judging panel including Sir John Dankworth, Nicholas Hoult, and…read more

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No.6 in The Sunday Times top 100 albums of 2009

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James Pearson Trio No.6 in The Sunday Times top 100 albums of 2009 jazz category. The Ronnie Scott’s house band is in safe hands. The pianist James Pearson gives a nod in the direction of Dudley Moore as he blows the roof off the Soho room. See full article here

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Ronnie Scott’s Christmas Show

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Ridiculous fun at Frolics last week…as we launched a series of Jazz Christmas Shows, with the trio and Natalie Williams. The fun started and the tone was set when one satisfied customer requested miss.Williams to sing a ‘rap’ version of Jingle Bells….then we has reggae “hark the Herald’ and scott joplin playing Good King Wencesslass. The week ahead offers even more of the same, and we have lunchtime performances on Tues-Fri, and of courtse will be there in the evening- making sure that the club is having a truly ‘swinging’…read more

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Last Week at Ronnie’s

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We had a great time last week, playing at the club and enjoying working with such fabulous musicians as Marcus Roberts, Jason Marsalis, Gerald Clayton. The atmosphere inside the club was amazing and the late night sessions went on ’till at least 3 every night. Charlie Hunter got the joint rockin’ on Thursday and Friday, and the multi talented Esperanza Spalding astounded us all on Saturday night with her singing and playing.

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The James Pearson Trio – Blues and Soul Review

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If you’re lucky enough to get into a packed Ronnie Scotts these days you’d be in for more than a treat with resident house band,The James Pearson Trio. Upholding the legacy left behind by the greats such as Oscar Peterson and our very own Dudley Moore is a tough act to follow but its in good hands. This mighty triumvirate are there most nights swinging with the stars and doing their own thing too. Nine numbers, recorded live at the club, emphasize what fun and vibrant jazz can be in…read more

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The James Pearson Trio – The Sunday Times

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The James Pearson Trio Diehards may not care for the cocktail ambience and crossover gigs at the new-look Ronnie Scott’s, but there’s no question the house band, led by James Pearson, upholds the old traditions. One of those multifaceted players capable of invoking everyone from George Gershwin to Oscar Peterson and Dudley Moore, Pearson is in shattering form on these sessions. Even a tune as overfamiliar as Cherokee comes up looking invigorated in a ferocious stop-time arrangement. Sam Burgess (bass) and Chris Dagley (drums) keep things boiling along. In a…read more

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UK Jazz Radio – CD of the month

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Ukjazzradio first CD of the month is Swing the Club from the James Pearson Trio. This CD was recorded live over four nights at Ronnie Scott’s where the trio is the house band The tapes were simply left running during the Trio’s normal sets and left for a while until James and Pete North, who recorded the album, started listening to them. This process is helpful when recording improvised music, “sometimes you remain too close to it, other times you are able to distance yourself and judge the music for…read more

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James Pearson Trio – The Observer

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One of an almost extinct species – resident band at a major jazz club – this trio have been appearing at Ronnie Scott’s for three years, both in their own right and as accompanists to big jazz stars. These nine numbers, recorded live at the club, show what regular, concentrated playing together can do for three already outstanding players. For poise, balance and swing they’re a joy to listen to. Close your eyes and the ambient sound of glasses, cocktail shaker and subdued conversation will put you right there at…read more

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James Pearson Trio perform at Tatler’s 300th Birthday

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The James Pearson Trio performed at Tatler’s 300th birthday party at Lancaster house on wednesday 14th. Special guests were Natalie Williams and Sam Mayne. In addition there was an impromptu performance of “my Baby don’t care” by the wonderful actress Ginny Holder.

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Frosty the Tinsel Man

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The James Pearson Trio get into the festive spirit with this unusual rendition of Frosty The Snowman, filmed Live at Ronnie Scotts. [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYLjQtvpook]

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Simon Smith and his Amazing Dancing Bear

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James Pearson Trio performs Randy Newman’s song a la Oscar Peterson. Piano James Pearson, Bass Sam Burgess, Drums Mike Smith.

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