The Band

Mark Jaimes

Mark JaimesGuitar
In 1998 Mark was asked to join Simply Red and he toured and recorded with the band for five years. In 2003 he embarked on a career as a producer, collaborating with Danny Saxon. Together they produced hits for Simply Red and Luciano Pavarotti and worked alongside legendary songwriter, Rod Temperton. Mark is also the guitarist of choice for smooth jazz artists such as Dave Koz, Brian Culbertson, Peter White, Rick Braun as well as many more.

Dave Ital

Dave ItalGuitar
Dave is a renowned and sought after guitarist who is currently playing and recording for Anastacia. In the past, he’s performed with the likes of Level 42, Craig David, Sugababes, Lewis Taylor, Liberty X, Tom Jones, MPeople , Bryan Ferry, Rick Astley, Mica Paris, Beverly Knight, Gary Barlow, Dina Carroll, Urban Species, Bobby Womack, Desree, Incognito and Light of the World.

Jack Pollitt

Jack PollittDrums
London born Jack Pollitt has played for some of the biggest names in pop – international artists such as Beyonce Knowles, Pharrell Williams, Ed Sheeran, Beverly Knight, Nigel Godrich and many more. He has also toured the world with top ten albums and singles as a founding member of the band Mamas Gun, played on many film soundtracks and TV commercials, and has worked in a number of West End musicals.

Chris Eldred

Chris EldredKeyboard & Piano
Chris is one of the finest pianists of his generation. A regular at London’s Ronnie Scott’s he’s also been heard performing at the Royal Albert Hall, at the BBC Proms, he has appeared live on BBC radio and television and has performed with some of the country’s finest jazz musicians including Jean Toussaint (Art Blakey), Clark Tracey, Malcolm Earle-Smith and Bobby Wellins (Stan Tracey). He plays for the Syd Lawrence Orchestra and sings tenor with the London Vocal Project (LVP).

Loz Garratt

Loz GarrattDouble & Electric Bass
Loz spends the majority of his time playing bass for Jamie Cullum, which has seen him play all over the world including venues such as Madison Square Garden and headlining Montreal Jazz Festival. Alongside this he plays occasionally with Liane Carroll and features on her forthcoming album. He also plays on the West End show Wicked and is a keen educator having been involved in projects for the International Jazz Summer School and the National Youth Jazz Collective.

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