jazz pianist and guitarist
Welcome to the Graham Dent web site! ....... containing numerous audio clips taken from recent CDs. Have a listen. Here's a taster from the album, Grateful Hands, a duo with David Williams, a young talented guitarist from Leicester, whose playing displays a maturity and creative sparkle normally associated with much more experienced musicians. More info and tracks are located on the Latest CDs page.
All The Things You Are (Kern)
Graham is a modern jazz musician now living in Frome in Somerset, but
previously based in the Midlands. He is very interested in networking with any other
musicians in the West Country who might be interested in working with him. So far he has
teamed up with bassist Ralf Dorrell and drummer Rob Brian. The trio regularly performs at
Sebastien's Bistro in Bradford-on-Avon on the first Tuesday of the month (see gig list).
He is also involved in various regular Sunday jazz events at The Cornerhouse in
Frome. In particular, on the 3rd Sunday of the month (4-7pm) Graham presents his trio plus
invited guests. All gigs are free admission.
Reaching Beyond (Dent)
Curious Terrain (Dent)
Here is a video of Jucamaya playing Curious Terrain at Stratford Jazz Club in Sept 2012.
Here are some sound clips from Jucamaya's first album Thinking of Joe.
Jessica's Day (Dent)
Thinking of Joe (Dent)
Prior to his move to Frome, Graham's last musical collaboration was with singer Sheila Waterfield. A new album called I Wish You Love was recorded in 2012 with Graham on piano, Mike Green on bass, Steve Street on drums, Andy Davey on sax and David Williams on guitar. Graham also produced and mixed the album, a labour of love over several months. Sheila is one of those impressive singers who can instill a beautiful warm delicacy into ballads and also a gutsy energy into the blues. Every performance on the album is a gem, and the band back her with great feeling and sensitivity. Go to Latest CDs page to find out more and hear some audio clips.
Estaté (Martino, Brighetti)
David Williams / Graham Dent Quartet
In 2007 Graham completed work on his first solo album titled Personal Freeway in which he explored increased freedom in improvisation and a dip into Indian, Spanish and Latin music. Here is a clip from the album. There are more on the More CDs page.
Graham regularly accompanies jazz vocalists notably the Birmingham based jazz and soul singer Roy Forbes. Go to the More CDs page to listen to some tracks from their CD, Last Orders. The album, which features some well known songs ranging from Stevie Wonder to Ben E King was produced by Graham and also includes several original songs composed by him, Ian Hill and Roy. For some video, just search for Roy Forbes on YouTube where there are several wonderful performances of Roy and the Graham Dent Trio recorded in 2014-5 at The Stirrup Cup, near Kettering.
Find out where Graham is playing soon by viewing his gig list. He regularly appears in line-ups ranging from duo to quintet and plays at jazz clubs, bars and restaurants, and at weddings and other private functions. He also teaches jazz piano. If you wish to book him or any band in which he plays, buy a CD, or have some jazz piano lessons, please contact him by e-mail at email@example.com
All CDs are priced at £8 including UK postage. Grateful Hands, Personal Freeway, Thinking of Joe and Curious Terrain can be purchased on www.jazzcds.co.uk
Grateful Hands can be bought as mp3 downloads. Click the box below.
Last updated 01/02/2017