Jason Rebello

Biography

Born: 1969; Carshalton, Surrey, England  
One of the more promising British pianists of the early 1990's (a period of time when Courtney Pine and some other like-minded jazz talents of Great Britain received some publicity in the U.S.), Jason Rebello recorded a couple of worthwhile sets for Novus. Rebello started playing classical piano when he was nine, became interested in folk and soul, and at the age of 16 (when he first heard Herbie Hancock) he switched to jazz. At the age of 19 Read more Rebello became the first jazz musician to secure a place at England's Guildhall School of Music and Drama as a classical student. He gained experience working as a sideman with a variety of top Americans including James Moody, Bud Shank, Art Blakey, Gary Burton, Branford Marsalis and Wayne Shorter and most of the top English jazz musicians including Tommy Smith, Cleveland Watkiss, Steve Williamson and Alec Dankworth. In addition in the 1990's, Jason Rebello headed both an Acoustic Trio and an Electric Band (a la Chick Corea) and was not shy to show off his love of r&b and soul music. Read less
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