George Gershwin, Glen Miller, Curtis Fuller, George Chisholm, Mark Nightingale,Albert Mangelsdorff, Raul de Souza, Dennis Rollins,
Mark Bassey,Gareth Roberts
Frank Zappa, Steely Dan, Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, Jazz Crusaders, The Brecker Brothers, Antonio Forcione, Martin Taylor, George Benson, Neil Stacey (Love a good guitar!) Wayne Shorter, David Sanborn, Grover Washington Jnr., Alec and Jacqui Dankworth, Julian Arguelles, Andy Panayi,
Jones O'Connor Group, Polar Bear, Empirical, Eddie Parker, Ed Poole, Random Jon Poole,
Gray Smith and my Mum and Dad!
(Probably forgot loads too!)
LIVE SHOW CALENDAR
Supporting the Andy Panayi Quartet with my band, the Cathi Cook Quintet at Jazz@theCap on Friday 11th June -we are sooooo excited!
Former Musical Director of the "Open Band" in Milton Keynes. (We represented Milton Keynes in the Our Town Day at the dome in 2000, playing an original Suite of Jazz music about Milton Keynes.)
Now part of the Cathi Cook Quintet, co-writing with the talented Graham Smith and playing our own original material as well as cool Jazz standards by composers such as Miles Davis, Chick Corea, Wayne Shorter, Joe Henderson etc
We are also trying to keep afloat a new Jazz Club in Milton Keynes, where local modern Jazz outfits can get some well-deserved exposure.
Occasionally I get the chance to lay down a track with my bruv, fabulous Bass maestro, Ed Poole!