The Power Of Three | Tickets on sale soon

Friday 21 October 2022 | Progress Theatre, Reading | 7: 30pm | £18.00 (£16.00 concessions, £9 under 16) plus maximum 5% booking fee.

Tommaso Starace reeds
Jim Watson piano
Dave Chamberlain bass

Always on the look out for musicians who have something new to add to the jazz genre, we are pleased to present a leader who has not yet graced the stage at Progress, Tommaso Starace, presenting music from his recent album; The Power Of Three

Born in Milano, when nineteen Tommaso moved to the United Kingdom where he graduated at Birmingham Conservatoire with a Bmus first class honours and later at the Guildhall School Of Music and Drama with a Postgraduate Degree in jazz studies. Over the past 22 years Tommaso has performed with some of the most respected jazz musicians including Billy Cobham, David Liebman, Kenny Wheeler, Stan Sulzmann, Jim Mullen, Jonathan Gee, Fabrizio Bosso, Paolo Fresu, Laurence Cottle.

In 2004 he collaborated with award winning oscar film composer Dario Marianelli ( ‘Pride and Prejudice’ and ‘ The Atonement’ ) recording music for ‘This Little Life’, a BBC drama for Channel Four.

Starace’s Power Of Three  project explores some of his original compositions  and also re-arranged jazz standards. The Trio also perform music by more unusual composers who have made a big impact on the music world but in a different field from the jazz one: Stevie Wonder, film composer Ennio Morricone, and world renowned Italian singer Pino Daniele.
“The promising Starace seems to be revealing his most personal voice in the full-on music.”John Fordham, The Guardian

“Starace’s melodious originals offer good blowing potential for alto and soprano solos delivered in a cleanly articulate post-bop style reminiscent of Phill Woods.” Jack Massarik, Jazzwise