JBT are a trio of young musicians on the South London jazz scene. The group’s style: lyrical tunes, rhodes & synth sounds, warm harmonies, odd meters, and deep grooves - influenced the sound worlds of Tigran Hamasyan, Robert Glasper, and Weather Report by. They are inspired by the sound of New York jazz harmonies, Middle Eastern & Asian folk melodies, and hip hop inflected grooves; to create an exciting mix of cross genre music. They have played at many venues and festivals across the UK, including Love Supreme Festival and Manchester Jazz Festival, and have been featured on Chris Philips's Blueprint Show on Jazz FM.
"A promising young pianist." - John Fordham (The Guardian)
"A great band we're looking out for." - Rob Harford (Jazz FM)
James Beckwith - piano/keyboards
Joe Downard - bass
Harry Pope - drums