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Jon Curtis Trio



  • Classy jazz trio
  • Excellent repertoire of a mix of uptempo bebop, lively swing, latin, and groove music.
  • The act performs as piano/keys, upright bass and drums


The band is based around Nottinghamshire and play frequently in and around Nottingham.

Standard Set Times

  • The standard set is two 45 minute sets with a 20 minute break. This can be lengthened or shortened upon request.

About this Act

The Jon Curtis Trio are a jazz trio based in Nottinghamshire. Founded by drummer Jonathan Curtis (The Eclectic Band, Lauren April), they play a set list comprised primarily of bebop, swing, and latin standards. Occasionally, some original make it into a show too. The Trio play a lively mixture of bebop, post bop, latin jazz, and the odd ballad and trad swing standard. That said, they are perfectly capable of winding it down for a more sophisticated event, should the need arise.

Jonathan is a session drummer, bandleader, publisher and author, YouTube creator... anything to do with playing the drums. A regular on the Nottingham scene, the Jon Curtis Trio represents his vision of traditional jazz and bebop.

The band features Matt Callingham of the keys; an experienced player and tutor, Matt has worked and played up and down the country with a wide variety of artists, bands, and projects. Matt's experience and flair bring excitement and depth to the band, while bringing a modern twist to some of the classics.

Young Marcus Cain plays the upright bass in a way that belies his years. At only 19 years old, Marcus is a regular on the local jazz circuit, as well as various other musical projects such as musical theatre. Marcus is also the bass player with the Eclectic Band alongside drummer Jonathan.

Set List

A Child is Born - Jones
Afro Blue - Santamaria
All Blues - Davis
Bebop - Gillespie
Dark Eyes - Traditional
Everytime We Say Goodbye - Porter
Footprints - Shorter
Freedom Jazz Dance - Harris
Free for All - Blakey/Mobley
Groovin’ High - Gillespie
Humpty Dumpty - Corea
Joshua - Davis
Latin Genetics - Coleman/arr. Cain
Lester Leaps In - Basie/Young
My Favourite Things - Coltrane/Rodgers/Hammerstein
Pulsar - Curtis
Recorda Me - Henderson
Round Midnight - Monk
Softly, as in a Morning Sunrise - Romberg/Hammerstein
Someday My Prince Will Come - Churchill
So What - Davis
Speak Easy - Curtis
Straight No Chaser - Monk
Summertime - Gershwin
Two Bass Hit - Gillespie/Lewis
What Is This Thing Called Love? - Porter


  • The JCT are a jazz trio consisting of piano (keyboards), upright bass, and drums.


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