Carl Raven: Saxophones
Dan Whieldon: Piano
Gavin Barras: Double Bass
The trio have been playing together for over 15 years. We have played all over UK and Europe.
Dan is jazz piano tutor at Royal Northern College of Music and Carl is Saxophone tutor. We all live in Glossop, in the Peak District.
Between us we have decades of experience professionally and have played with many top artists in UK and abroad. (Wayne Shorter, Danilo Perez, Brian Blade, Jon Pattitucci, Bob Mintzer, Julian Arguelles, Steve Waterman, Alan Barnes, Tina May, Art Themen, Mark Nightingale, Matthew Halsall etc.)
Individually we have performed at multiple jazz festivals throughout the world, including the Joy of Jazz Festival in South Africa, Uber Jazz in Germany, Pori in Finland and Liege Jazz Festival in Belgium. We have also made several appearances on BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 3, BBC 6 Music and on BBC four TV.
We have three current projects, Gershwin songbook, The Music of Cole Porter and Jazz in Film for concert performances.
We have an almost limitless repertoire, including jazz standards and popular jazz classics and are perfect for a drinks reception/dinner for your business.
Click below to see clips from the Gershwin project.