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