Jazzing up Monday with a performance from Luca

Luca Stoll
Luca Stoll

A musician who has performed at many prestigious jazz venues is coming to Bedford on Monday.

Luca Stoll can be seen at The Bedford Arms from 8.30pm.

He started playing the cello when he was nine years old and was inspired to become a professional musician after hearing Paul Tortelier live.

At 15, he switched to tenor saxophone and jazz, and at 18 spent six months in New York City, attending the Barry Harris workshop weekly.

In 2005 he moved to New York permanently. At the Village Vanguard he sat in with Branford Marsalis, with whom he then studied privately for several years. He also took private lessons with Dennis Irwin.

In 2007 he earned a BFA from the New School and in 2013 a MA from CCNY. He performed at Smalls, Fat Cat, Kitano, Little Branch, and other venues. He studied jazz history with Phil Schaap, and taught as an adjunct at CCNY. Luca Stoll has toured Switzerland, France and Japan.

Joining Luca tonight will be a top rhythm section featuring jazz pianist Rob Barron, whose performance and recording credits include Marlena Shaw, Al Jarreau, Bob Mintzer, Phil Woods, Benny Golson and Curtis Fuller.

On the bass will be Jeremy Brown, who’s one of the UK’s most in demand bass players and professor of bass at the Royal Academy of Music.

There is no admission fee to the concert, however, a suggested donation of £5 is encouraged which pays the musicians and keeps the nights running weekly basis.