Top jazz trio at Under Ground

THE JOHN Turville Trio will be performing jazz at the Under Ground Theatre on April 29 (8pm).

It was in 2008/9 that the trio were nominated by jazz promoters from across the country to receive a Jazz Services “Promoters’ Choice” award - following a performance at the London Jazz Festival.

John Turville, though, is not a typical figure on the jazz scene. He is a trained classical pianist who studied music at Cambridge, before completing a postgraduate course in jazz at London’s Guildhall.

John won the Ted Heath Arranger’s Prize for a big band arrangement in 2000, and currently runs the E17 Big Band.

He is also the pianist for many tango groups, and was last seen at the UGT with Derek Nash’s Sax Appeal.

Joining him on stage will be Chris Hill (bass) and Ben Reynolds (drums), both of whom have appeared at the UGT in the company of Joe Stilgoe.

The trio will be featuring many of John Turville’s own compositions as well as some well-known jazz standards.

Tickets cost £10, call 737677.