John-paul Gard Trio
wall2wall Jazz Festival
- Monday 26th August 2019
- 8pm (doors open at 7.30pm)
- Jazz Lounge: Kings Head, 59-60 Cross Street, Abergavenny NP7 5EU
- £8.00 Friends of BMJ
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John-paul started playing Hammond organ at the age of 10 and since then has developed his own style – which is also heavily influenced by Jimmy Smith, Jimmy McGriff and Joey DeFrancesco.
During his studies at Coventry University, he was also offered a place at the Berklee Music College in the USA.
John-Paul’s recent credits are appearing with his own band – John-Paul Gard’s Pedal Mania – but also with, The Nigel Price Quartet, Antony Kerr, The Eddie Martin band (Blues) The Lee Goodall Trio, Mike Britton Trio and The Esmond Selwyn Organ Trio.
A great success that John-paul is currently part of is The Jon Dalton Organ Trio based in Venice Beach USA which has recently released the album “Warm ghosts in a Cold World” .
After a lifetime of influence from the great Jimmy Smith, John-paul has recently recorded his own album “Come on Rita”, which is all his own compositions with his trio.