Mark Lewandowski (Double Bass), Liam Noble (Piano), Francesco Ciniglio (Drums)
Bassist Mark Lewandowski brings together two of the most highly respected musicians from the UK and US jazz scenes to explore the catalogue of one of the most nostalgic early innovators of jazz - the great Thomas ‘Fats’ Waller. They will be delving into Waller’s music and bringing their own personal spin on his repertoire following the release of Mark’s highly acclaimed debut release, ‘Waller’. Three musicians known for their intricate dialogues and strong humour, paying tribute to another musician who had these attributes. Mixing the traditional with the modern, this trio brings a little of 1930s Harlem into the 21st Century.
Bassist Mark Lewandowski originally hails from Nottingham, England and his interest in the bass took him to London to study at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Whilst studying at the school Mark rapidly created a strong name for himself on the London scene; playing regularly at the world-famous Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club in only his second year in the capital. He was also awarded the Yamaha Jazz Award, and now resides in New York where he is continuing his studies as part of the celebrated Artist Diploma programme at the prestigious Juilliard School. He has performed with a diverse range of musicians including John Surman, Buddy Greco, Wynton Marsalis, Vic Juris, Martin Carthy & Zoe Rahman.
"Three musicians, closer to the cutting edge of jazz, have successfully brought Fats Waller’s 1930’s classics into the 20th century...absolutely delightful..." - Bebop Spoken Here
"This thoroughly modern trio never lose sight of the playful, hard-swinging and hard-living personality that lay at the heart of all Waller’s music." - Jazz Views