A newcomer to the British jazz scene, Gabriel Latchin is fast becoming recognised as one of the country's leading pianists. His hard-swinging, adventurous approach often draws comparisons to his many influences, including Herbie Hancock, Bill Evans and Phineas Newborn. Above all, he plays music that feels good, for people, not just musicians. As the master Art Blakey put it, "We are here to have a ball".
In addition to writing for and leading his own trio, Gabriel is constantly in demand as a side man. He has worked with Ronnie Cuber, former Jazz Messenger Jean Toussaint, Alex Garnett, The London Jazz Orchestra and The Royal Scottish National Orchestra. He has performed at concert halls, clubs and festivals around the UK and Europe, including The Barbican, The Queen's Hall, The London Jazz Festival, The Jazz Bar and in Holland and Monaco.
Gabriel has graduated with first class degrees from both Edinburgh University and the Guildhall School of Music and has also studied with world leading pianists Aaron Goldberg, Peter Martin and David Berkman.
Recently, Gabriel had the great experience of being invited to sit in with Christian McBride and Inside Straight at Ronnie Scott's.
- Christian McBride