Jazz In The Church II – Christmas Special

Presenting the award winning Trumpeter and Vocalist Enrico Tomasso for a night of Jazz and Swing. Backed by Tom Kincaid (Piano), Ashley John Long (Bass), Jack Cotterill (Drums).

Enrico started playing the trumpet at the age of five. His father, jazz clarinettist Ernie Tomasso, nurtured and encouraged his inherent talent and gave him every opportunity to hear and meet many jazz greats such as Benny Goodman, Roy Eldridge, Oscar Peterson, Buddy Rich, Dizzy Gillespie, and the Basie and Ellington bands. His biggest inspiration was Louis Armstrong who he met and played for during Louis’ visit to Britain in 1968. This led to a correspondence and friendship until Louis’ death (You may have seen some of Enrico’s TV interviews about Louis). He spent twelve years with the Pasadena Roof Orchestra followed by a long stint with Ray Gelato’s Giants. Having a wide stylistic range, he has a busy studio career, including working with Clare Teal, the film composer John Altman, and also Bryan Ferry, featuring both on the latter’s CD As Time Goes By, and with the Bryan Ferry Orchestra on the album The Jazz Age as well as the soundtrack for Baz Luhrmann’s recent film adaptation of The Great Gatsby (2013).

“Tomasso is the swing trumpeter par excellence” – Peter Vacher, Jazzwise.

“5-time award winner of the Trumpet category” – British Jazz Awards.

Doors open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start. Bring your own drinks.

Tickets £13

Available from –

Wegottickets – http://www.wegottickets.com/event/487355

Cartwrights Coffee Shop – Lawton Road, Alsager – Monday till Saturday 8:30am till 4:30pm

Direct through Jack – JackCotterillmusic@gmail.com / 07971 352252

£13 in advance / £16 on the door / U16s free

Enrico Tomasso – Rocking chair