The Fergus McCreadie Trio
BMJ Club Programme
Time / Date
Sunday 23rd February 2020: 8pm
Bar opens at 7.30pm
- Melville Theatre: Pen-y-Pound, Abergavenny, NP7 5UD
£10 Friends of BMJ
Students £3 on the door
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Fergus McCreadie is a phenomenal young pianist and his trio – with David Bowden (bass) and Stephen Henderson (drums) – is one of the hottest, most exciting young groups in European jazz.
Playing music that reflects the Scottish landscape and traditions while honouring the American and Nordic jazz legacies, they brought audiences to their feet across Northern Europe during their Spring ’19 tour.
They followed that by winning the Best Album title, for their debut – Turas – at the Scottish Jazz Awards in June.
Their concerts – highlighting their thrilling virtuosity, brilliantly attuned collective dynamism – and their music’s huge emotional charge have earned five-star reviews and an invitation to appear at the world-famous London jazz club Ronnie Scotts’ prestigious International Piano Trio Festival.
The three musicians met while studying on the jazz course at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow and soon after forming the group, they won the Peter Whittingham Jazz Prize 2016.
Fergus McCreadie has since won the Best Instrumentalist title at the Scottish Jazz Awards 2018 and has been nominated in the Best Album and Best Newcomer categories of the Parliamentary Jazz Awards 2019.
David Bowden won the Young Scottish Jazz Musician of the Year title in 2017 and along with Stephen Henderson was awarded the Peter Whittingham Jazz Prize with the group Square One in 2015.
Their reviews say it all:
“real personality … lucidly atmospheric … fire and virtuosity” – The Times
“Simply outstanding” – Jazzwise
“A virtuosic technique…high in emotional depth” – Tommy Smith
“Think Erik Satie running on Islay Malt rather than Absinthe” – The Scotsman
“Prodigious, cascading technique while communicating warmth of personality” – The Herald