'The most natural young double-bassist in years.’ – Jack Massarik, Evening Standard ‘Thornton is a player with a strong technique who uses the range

         
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'The most natural young double-bassist in years.’

– Jack Massarik, Evening Standard

‘Thornton is a player with a strong technique who uses the range of the bass well, and is capable of great depth, emotion and lyricism.’

– Rob Edgar, londonjazz

Bassist Tim Thornton is a regular performer on the British jazz scene
and graduate of Birmingham Conservatoire. He comes from a very
musical background with his parents Neal Thornton
(pianist/composer) and Sally Burgess (Mezzo Soprano/Director)
influencing his early interest in the music world.
Tim won the 2013 British Jazz Award in the rising star category after
releasing and touring his debut album ‘New Kid’.
His new album ‘The Feel Good Place’ is released on Jellymould Jazz
Recordings featuring James Gardiner-Bateman on sax, Grant
Windsor on piano and Chris Draper on drums and they will be touring
this year.

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Tim is a regular host of the Late Late Show at Ronnie Scott's with his Quartet and a regular member of the Ronnie Scott's Allstars lead by James Pearson. Tim also performs and has recorded with many different groups including the Steve Fishwick Quintet, Gilad Atzmon Quartet, Brandon Allen Quartet, Rob Barron Trio/Quartet, Jay Phelps Quartet/Sextet/Big Band, Dave O’Higgins Quartet, Ivo Neame Quintet, James Torme Quintet, Sian Evans Group, Heidi Vogel Quartet, Noemi Nuti Quintet (UK/Italy), Joe Pisto Quartet (Italy), and the Julian Bliss Septet .
Tim has previously worked with Stan Sulzmann, Logan Richardson, Eric Alexander, Jason Rebello, Will Vinson, Jim Mullen, Soweto Kinch, Guy Barker, Sir Willard White, Sian Evans (Kosheen), James Torme, Nigel Hitchcock, Alex Garnett, Gilad Atzmon, Clare Teal, Pee Wee Ellis, Tina May, Anita Wardell, Georgia Mancio, Stan Tracey, Liam Noble, Steve Brown, Tom Cawley, Ernesto Simpson and Jim Hart.

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The Feel Good Place

The Tim Thornton Quartet

'My latest record "The Feel Good Place" is released on Jellymould Jazz October 2015 and available in downloadable format from March 2015.
The recording features James Gardiner-Bateman on alto saxophone, Grant Windsor on piano and Chris Draper on drums. This group has been performing for a few years together, playing monthly at Ronnie Scott's as well as mini tours around the UK. I'm so proud of the music we've made together, this is a really special band to me, everybody has given their all to make this group and this record a great product. It features all original compositions of mine with the exception of one Paul McCartney tune which I re-arranged for the group. I set out to make a record which makes you feel good, as that's the best part of making music for me, and I think we've achieved that. It's a very honest representation of what happens live on stage for us and we recorded it all in one day doing one or two takes of each song. I sincerely hope you enjoy listening to it as much as I enjoyed making it - I always enjoy making music with these incredibly talented musicians

Upcoming Gigs

18 &19 Feb: Ronnie Scott's, London Tim Thornton Quartet with special guest
Paul Jones (sax) from NYC
12 March: Ronnie Scott's, London Tim Thornton Quartet
26 March: Ronnie Scott's, London Tim Thornton Quartet
22 & 23 April: Ronnie Scott's, London Tim Thornton Quartet
21 May: Lauderdale House, London Tim Thornton Quartet
19 June: Fisher Theatre, Norfolk Tim Thornton Quartet

NOW BOOKING AUTUMN 2015 / SPRING 2016

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Contact |

Tim Thornton email click here
+44 7984 645 373

TIM THORNTON WEBSITE CLICK HERE

Follow @timthorntonbass

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