Gill Cook

A warm and engaging performer, Gill has developed her own inventive ways of interpreting jazz and Latin. Gill's rich vocals and innate musicianship delights audiences across the Country.
Gill has worked and performed with some of the UK's finest musicians at prestigious jazz clubs and festivals. These include Pizza Express Dean street, Bulls Head in Barnes, Café in the Crypt Trafalgar Square and Ealing Jazz Festival.
In 2003 Gill recorded her first CD “Sometime Ago” and her work over the years has featured Malcolm Edmonstone, Tom Cawley, Alex Hutton, Triston Malliot, Geoff Gascoyne, Barry Green, Winston Clifford, Steve Waterman, Nick Tomalin, Arnie Somogyi, Matt Fishwick, Tim Whitehead, Vassilis Xenopoulis and many more. She recorded her CD “Something Cool” released on Mainstem Records and had her CD launch at The Pizza Express Dean St in Janaury 2008. Her latest recording "Morning with you" which has it's debut at The Pizza Express Dean Street in 2014, sees Gill crossing the boundaries of jazz and pop and self penning the title track.

Dominic Howles

Dominic was born in the West Country and started playing bass guitar at the age of 15, after hearing a Stranglers hit called "Peaches". He later changed to double bass and was soon doing jazz gigs in the Bristol and Bath area. He first came to prominence with the Tommy Chase quartet in 1990, with whom he toured extensively, made several radio and TV appearances, and played at jazz festivals nationwide.

In 1991 Dominic received a full scholarship for the postgraduate jazz course at the Guildhall School of Music. After completing that course, he has been busy playing with many musicians in Britain and abroad including Stacey Kent, Anita Wardell, Christine Tobin, Stan Sultzmann, Alan Skidmore, Tim Whitehead, Nick Brignola, Art Themen, Don Weller, Clark Tracey, Gary Smulyan and many others.

Steve Waterman

Steve began his career while studying at Trinity College Of Music, and since then has worked regularly on the British and International jazz scene.

He has recorded 7 critically acclaimed CDs under his own name featuring many original compositions and arrangements.

Steve has co-written with John ONeil a highly acclaimed Jazz Trumpet tutor book - THE JAZZ METHOD FOR TRUMPET published by Schott & Co.

He is also professor of Jazz Trumpet at Trinity College of Music in London, visiting Jazz Trumpet specialist at The Royal Northern College Of Music and The Purcell School. Steve also teaches on many summer jazz courses and has conducted numerous Trumpet master classes and workshops ranging in size from small groups to big bands throughout the UK, Spain, Finland, Latvia, Germany, Peru, U.S.A, Russia, South Africa and Cuba.

Nick Tomalin

Nick is a Graduate of Leeds College of Music and in 1993 completed a post-graduate certificate in Jazz at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. During his time at the Guildhall he appeared on a televised master-class with George Shearing. Since graduating he has been working as a freelance musician and music teacher in London.

Nick has performed at many prestigious jazz venues in London including the 606 Club, the Jazz Café, the Vortex and Ronnie Scott's, both with his own band, and as sideman for some of the country’s leading jazz musicians including Jim Mullen, Don Weller and Alan Barnes. In 1998 he played keyboards for the UK tour of the Motown tribute musical “Dancing in the Streets” featuring Edwin Starr and Jackie Graham.

In 2001 he wrote a show - “Molly and the Owl” - aimed at introducing younger children to jazz, for which he wrote both the story and the music. In 2005 he embarked on an Arts Council funded tour of the show which was a huge success.

Nick is currently Education Manager for the e17 jazz collective, an arts organization which promotes jazz in the East London region.

Matt Fishwick

Matt Fishwick is one of the most sought after drummers in London. Born in Manchester he came to London in 1994 to study at the Royal Academy of music. Since then he has made an impact on the London jazz scene and has played with London’s finest the likes of Tom Cawley, Kate Williams, Garteh Lockrane and of course his equally talented twin brother Steve Fishwick on trumpet. Matt leads his own quartet and continues to work alongside his brother Steve