JPMBThe powerful bass lines of the piano and the sweet melodies of the double bass
From original jazz to classical and film music,JPMB draws its inspiration from the backgrounds of its three members.
JPMB have mixed the roles of the traditional jazz trio, creating a new and vibrant music while performing it in their own inimitable style.
JPMB traces its origins to a meeting of minds in Manchester, UK spring of 2000. From their first notes together, rehearsing at the Royal Northern College of Music, it was clear that John Pickup and Matt Baker had an especially strong musical connection. Between 2000 and 2006, John and Matt performed in duo throughout London and the UK until Matt’s move to Spain. After a break of 6 years, the two met again to an overwhelming response from the legendary Valencian jazz venue, Jimmy Glass and JPMB was born. In 2018, in a chance musical encounter, JPMB invited world renowned drummer Dani Dominguez to perform one concert with them and the duo instantly knew it had found its missing third dimension.
JPMB draws its inspiration from the backgrounds of its members. John Pickup, a renowned composer of film and studio music, Matt Baker, double bassist of the Palau de les Arts Opera in Valencia, Spain, and Dani Dominguez – world class drummer and specialist in contemporary styles add these skills into the mix of their accomplishments in the field of jazz to create a genre of music with the precision and scope of classical and contemporary composed music with the inspiration of improvised jazz. JPMB performs their own original compositions, reworkings of classical pieces as well as music from the silver screen.
John Pickup and Matt Baker join forces in the launch of their debut album, “Solace”. A combination of original compositions and melodies from the silver screen “Solace” is a cd of modern jazz with a decidedly cinematic twist.
“Classic workmanship in an album that will go on to be timeless”La Vanguardia
“A beautiful CD”
Jose Juan Pamblanco, Jazz Tk
“sumptuous yet delicate, quite unique and really quite special. The whole CD is simply very beautiful”
Bass World (International Society of Bassists)
“A sensational concert. It was incredible “
Juan Carlos Garvayo, Música Sur Festival