june, 2019

30jun2:30 pmFeaturedThe Cameron/Glasser Quartet @Roast the Band

Event Details

Hilary Cameron- piano
Adam Glasser- harmonica
Nick Kaçal- bass
Andrea Trillo- drums

Hilary’s roots are in classical music but early in her career she spent an influential two years in New York studying jazz at Manhattan School of Music and playing in clubs and venues in New York City. In London she started out on keyboards/vocals touring with the Gail Ann Dorsey Band and Womack and Womack. She then formed her own jazz/latin trio and performed at venues such as the Vortex and the 606 club. Her influences include salsa and Eastern European music. She toured with Europe’s only all-female salsa band Candela and recorded with an early incarnation of house band Just East of Jazz.

Adam Glasser’s unique harmonica sound combines his South African roots with many years immersed in the UK jazz scene initially playing piano his own groups as well as for SA legends such Dudu Pukwana, and as musical director for 16 years of the veteran SA vocal group the Manhattan Brothers. His 16 years as musical director led to his producing their final album ‘Inyembezi’ for EMI in 2006. Adam has since released 2 critically acclaimed albums of his own – ‘Free at First’ (2010 SAMA Best Modern Jazz Album)and ‘Mzansi’ (nominated 2012 SAMA Best Jazz Album).

Nick Kaçal (pronounced Kasaal) is a double bassist and audio engineer. Originally from Trinidad, he is currently resident in London. He studied Electroacoustics at Salford University, where he became involved with the local jazz scene. Originally a guitarist and electric bassist, the involvement with the Manchester jazz scene led to him discovering the double bass as his instrument of choice. Since then he has played as a sideman on the London music scene playing predominantly jazz and acoustic folk. He formed his own group, Guerillasound, releasing a CD in 2008 and touring successfully in Japan. In the last few years, his science and engineering background has led to him returning to acoustics and audio, with a base in his own small mix and tracking studio – Guerilla Sound Recordings. He has recently produced, recorded and mixed full albums for One Little Indian act Songdog and Barcelona artist The Big Head Troubled Boy.

Andrea Trillo, is a very accomplished drummer , can play in all styles. Very dynamic can play very softly if nedeed , and yet grooving. Started playing in 1981 in Rome. Moved to England in 1990. Where soon become a in demand drummer, in the jazz scene. Played with all the great jazz musicians that London had to offer. Was in Jerry Dammers band from 1992 to 1994. Played with Herbie Hancok in 2000, and was part of Hazel O’Connor ‘s band in 2010. These days he is still freelancing , playing Ronnie Scott, pizza express, Royal Albert Hall , 606 jazz club. Co-running a band with the great jazz Brazilian singer Karen Lane.


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