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


Old London Street Scenes – Extract from BFI commissioned film

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James was recently commissioned by the BFI to compose a score for The Big Smoke. This is an extract from the film. This is what the BFI say: Experience London life in a bygone age, from the bustle of the Victorian commute to the ordeal of the Blitz, with this programme of silent films from the BFI National Archive – brought to dazzling life with a newly-commissioned score and featuring a selection of treasures from the Imperial War Museum and London’s Screen Archives. Score composed and performed by celebrated pianist…read more


Joss Stone and James Pearson playing ‘Alfie’

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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]


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.