Pete Churchill + Ben Barritt + Immy Churchill - Stories To Tell Trio
LONDON Green Note
PETE CHURCHILL has been working as a composer, pianist, singer and teacher for over two decades. Originally trained in Canada he has been based in England since 1985. After almost twenty years teaching at the Guildhall School of Music, Pete is now Professor of Jazz Composition at the Royal Academy of Music in London as well as Head of Jazz Voice at the Royal Conservatoire in Brussels.Pete is renowned as a world class accompanist, working for fifteen years with the great Mark Murphy and, more recently, Sheila Jordan. As a singer, Pete was also a member of both Kenny Wheelers and Abdullah Ibrahims Vocal projects whilst working for many years as the conductor of theKenny WheelerBig Band, culminating in the 80th birthday tour and the subsequent album, The Long Waiting.
BEN BARRITT relocated to Berlin after years carving out a living in London as a session musician to focus on creating original music and this decision has proved to be a fruitful one.Making his escape from Londons unforgiving economy touring Europe as sideman with EMI artist and fellow Berlin resident Jim Kroft, he's been travelling back to work with a community of like-minded musicians from the Jazz and Soul scenes. Following an initial EP - Sundial - Ben recorded the first of his critically acclaimed albums, What would you like to leave behind?. His latest and much anticipated follow updates album, Everybody's Welcome has just been released on Musszo Records.
Born into a musical family, IMMY CHURCHILL has been singing as long as she can remember.Her rich musical experiences at school have lately culminated with her being cast as Maria in West Side Story whilst her further studies have taken her to Summer schools in Australia, Italy and France.Outside school, Immy has been heavily influenced by the incredible musicians she has been lucky enough to work with, in particular as a member of The London Vocal Project. These include Norma Winstone, Kenny Wheeler and Dave Holland.