It’s been a long time since my last blog! 2015 was a good year, ending with some memorable gigs with Resolution 88 and guests and a couple of fun, creative improvised concerts with Cleveland Watkiss and Orphy Robinson in Cambridge and the Vortex in London.
The special Resolution 88, one off guest concerts with Soweto Kinch in London and the Cambridge Jazz festival gig featuring Dennis Rollins were a great success. They both added their unique voice to our music and gave the audience a spectacular, fun and sometimes mesmerising musical experience.
This year has lots of exciting projects and concerts in store, including a new Resolution 88 album. The recording process has begun and I will update you soon when we have a release date. We will also be supporting the release with tour dates to be announced soon.
Tiago Tour dates
Its been a while since the last post, its been a busy time in my life! I just wanted to share this upcoming date with you. I will be playing with Resolution 88 as part of a double bill with Kaidi Tatham at Ronnie Scotts in London on June the 10th. For tickets and more info click here.
Here is a video from our last sold out show at Pizza Express in London:
Hello and happy new year! I have had a great 2014 and a fantastic holiday at the end of it, hence the late post.Last year was a very good year for me, I have been blessed with some great experiences, and part of some wonderful shows. Highlights of 2014 include the Hustlers Convention show at the Jazz Cafe (the documentary of that gig should be released sometime soon). Also at the Jazz Cafe, the album launch for Myles Sanko’s second album Forever Dreaming was incredible, sold out and lots of fun! Another great highlight was doing a masterclass in Dresden, Germany as part of the unique and truly fantastic Dresden drum and bass festival. It was a blast and I made new friends and learnt a few things from the great musicians at the festival. Thanks again to Warwick bass for supporting me in 2014!
2015 is looking like a great year again and has started with a tour of the Netherlands with Myles Sanko. I have added some dates that are coming up to the tour dates page. I am looking forward to going back to the Blue Note in Milan in March, this time with Myles Sanko and playing for the first time at Pizza Express Jazz club in London with Resolution 88!
I have had a great time at the Dresden drum and bass festival and would like to thank Matthias Barthel and his wonderful crew, made up of mostly of volunteers to make this non-profit event happen. I would also like to thank Warwick for making it possible for me to be there.
My clinic went well I think, there were many great questions about the projects I am involved in, how to solve musical problems and other insights. It was also a great opportunity for me and others to meet and learn from some great musicians, offering great advice and insight in different aspects and styles of music.
It was a interesting to learn from the experiences of great drummers like Poogie Bell, Mark Guiliana and fantastic bass players like Jeff Berlin, Yossi Fine and Chris Morrisey. I also enjoyed the performances of Anika Nilles, Trilok Gurtu and the Jazz pistols. I just wish I knew how to speak German as I did not understand anything that was said, but from the crowd reaction it was entertaining and funny.
I hope to come back one day to this festival and share new experiences and learn some more valuable lessons and make new friends.
Coming up next in October there are tour dates with Myles Sanko in the UK, France and Spain as well as a concert with Maurice Cannon formerly of the Drifters. Also a new teaching year begins at Anglia Ruskin University to look forward to next week.
Hello, yesterday was the first time in 40 years that the album hustlers convention was performed live. It was great fun to play with such great musicians and to work with a legendary poet. it was also great to play with Malik once again. I met some very nice people and hope to play some more gigs with them all again..