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Garry Jackson














Garry Jackson (bass), a graduate of LCM and has performed with a number of top UK jazz musicians including Peter King, Alan Barnes, Dave Newton, Tina May, Julian Joseph, and Don Rendell. He has also worked with the great West Coast altoist Herb Geller. Much of Garry’s work is based around the North of England, and he collaborates regularly with the region’s finest musicians, such as Joel Purnell, Andrew Colman, Al Wood, and Tony Faulkner. In 1997, he was the recipient of a Sir Michael Tippett bursary for outstanding musical achievement. In 2000, he was runner up in Perrier Young Jazz Awards as part of the Chris Isaac Quartet, with which he has also worked in Norway .

Garry was part of the Jamie Taylor Trio that broadcast on BBC Radio’s “Jazz Line Up” programme in 2001, and like Paul, he is now an instructor at LCM. His work has incorporated a wide range of musical situations from hip-hop to big band, avant-garde to symphony orchestra. Paul and Garry perform in a duo form on a regular basis; a new album of this material will be released in 2005. After playing with Garry in 2001, Julian Joseph had this to say: “Garry Jackson is a strong and committed musician. He plays with the full intention of the musical pulse and works in sympathy with other members of the rhythm section.” He has recorded a new album with Paul and Jamie Taylor. Silent Songs OUT NOW



Simon King
Simon King(Drums/Guitar/Bass/trumpet/Piano/Producer) has been playing professionally for 10 years and has worked with many influential jazz musicians, including Jonny King, Pete King, Tim Garland, Alan Barnes, Anthony Kerr, Munch Manship and others. He plays regularly with groups in the West Midlands ranging from big bands to small groups, as well as producing electronic music and teaching. Simon was a finalist in the 2001 Perrier Young Jazz Musician competition with Paul Wilkinson’s Trio and won the BBC Radio 2 Outstanding Musician Prize in 2003. He completed post graduate studies after graduating with a 1 st class honors degree from Leeds College of Music and is currently researching ‘accelerated learning’ and NLP applied to music education. www.simonkingmusic.co.uk
Tam De Villiers

Tam De Villiers (Guitar) currently living in Paris , is very active as a professional musician within the jazz genre. He has recorded an album under his own name, and on Different Places he is featured on three tracks. He has worked with many leading jazz musicians, including the Scottish saxophonist Tommy Smith.

Guitarist Tam de Villiers is one of the most exciting musicians to come out of Scotland in years. Tommy Smith

(guitare) habiter actuellement à Paris, est très en activité en tant que musicien professionnel dans le genre de jazz. Il a enregistré un album sous son propre nom, et sur différents endroits il est décrit sur trois voies. Il a travaillé avec beaucoup de principaux musiciens de jazz, y compris le saxophonist écossais Tommy Smith.www.tamdevilliers.neuf.fr

Jamie Taylor







Jamie Taylor (Guitar) studied at Leeds College of Music, graduating in 2000 with first class honours and receiving the Eric Kershaw Prize for Plectrum Guitar. After a further year of study, he completed his M.Mus degree, and was awarded the College Prize for Postgraduate Studies. Jamie was subsequently offered a teaching post at LCM, which he still holds today. Now a resident of Sheffield , he gives regular workshops in the city on behalf of Sheffield Jazz.

Alongside teaching, Jamie also maintains a busy performing schedule, with this group and also with the Al Wood Trio. His guitar playing has been featured on BBC Radio 3 on several occasions, most notably on the “Jazz Line Up” programme, when his trio made a live broadcast supporting The Mark Nightingale Quintet in May 2001. More recently (Jan 2004) on the same station, his guitar was also heard on the “Jazz Record Requests” show, accompanying vocalist Sarah Bennett. In addition, Jamie has made several television appearances. His band Java have released a new album entitled anywhere but here. www.jamie-taylor.com

He has recorded a new album with Paul Wilkinson and Garry Jackson, Silent Songs. OUT NOW

Satoshi Ikeda

Satoshi Ikeda . (Guitar) Studied classical music at Huddersfield University , before gaining a masters degree from Middlesex. A very versatile musician capable of playing in many styles, from Bach, through to avant-garde, pop, rock, jazz and fusion. He played a main roll on Paul’s Album Different Places in which he co wrote one of the tracks. (Believe)



Nick Smalley





Nick Smalley (Drums/Percussion) studied percussion with Dave Hassell in his native Manchester , before going on to graduate from Leeds College of Music in 2002, having been awarded the John Scheerer Prize for Kit Drums in the previous year. Nick studied with Tony Mann and Paul Clarvis during this time, and was a member, along with Garry Jackson, of the Chris Issac Quartet which came second in the Perrier Young Jazz Awards ensemble category in 2000. He also plays drums in the Paul Wilkinson Trio with Garry Jackson.

In late 2003, Nick formed a piano/bass/drums trio with Garry Jackson and one of the North’s finest jazz pianists, Dr. Graham Hearn. In addition, he is currently working regularly playing congas with Enrico Marchesi's 'Bourbon y Tequila' salsa band, which is one of the most popular live acts on the Northern jazz circuit. Active as a performer and teacher throughout the region, Nick is establishing himself as one of the North’s most promising young percussionists.
Simon Taylor
Simon Taylor is an Alto/Tenor Saxophonist based in Leeds, U.K. After studying a B.A.hons in Jazz at Leeds Collage of Music (specialised in performance and composition) he has gone on to become a successful solo artist with a distinct sound and style. Leaving L.C.M, having received tuition from visiting artists such as Bob Mintzer, Pete King, Tim Garland and Guy Barker, Simon now works as a freelance musician mainly within the U.K. Recent work includes performances at Jazz clubs such as Ronnie Scotts (London), Matt and Phreds (Manchester) ,The Wardrobe (Leeds)along with session recordings for the BBC www.simontaylorjazz.com.
Based in Greece Evangelos (Evan) Tsangarakis (Drums/Percussion) became a professional musician in 1986, and has been working in and around Europe ever since. In 1997 he moved to the UK where he studied at Leeds College of Music. He has a BA (Hons) Jazz studies degree, as well as a PGDip jazz studies degree holder. Paul Wilkinson has worked with his trio and quartet. To listen Evan on the drums click here. www.groovesmith.net
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