The Dominic Alldis Trio brings a jazz approach to an eclectic repertoire, including themes from classical music and opera, folk songs and nursery rhymes, as well as original compositions. Key influences include Bill Evans, Jacques Loussier, Jan Johansson, John Lewis, Dave Brubeck and the Modern Jazz Quartet.

The trio’s first album, Songs We Heard, featuring jazz improvisations on nursery rhymes was released in 2009. Their next album, A Childhood Suite, featured contemporary arrangements of nursery rhymes for piano trio and string orchestra. Stephen Graham, former editor of JazzWise said of A Childhood Suite “it has a simplicity and sincerity rare these days in the hustle and bustle of the record industry demanding a certain crash, bang, wallop approach”. Legendary jazz critic Jack Massarik in the Evening Standard described the album as “a charming and finely crafted jazz suite” and gave it 4 stars in his regular column.

The trio's latest album, Praeludium, features jazz arrangements of classical themes by Bach, Fauré, Dvorak, Bizet, Satie, Borodin, Pachelbel, Chopin and Bartok.

Members

Dominic Alldis

Piano

Dominic Alldis has built a unique musical career over 30 years, spanning the rich and varied musical worlds of classical music, jazz piano and cabaret singing. Equally at home with a conductor’s baton in hand, performing with his jazz trio or entertaining an audience with songs at the piano, Dominic’s fluency in many different musical languages and flair for bringing them together in a distinctive way puts him in a category all of his own.

Andrew Cleyndert

Double bass

Andrew Cleyndert has toured with bands led by many of the major figures of British and American jazz, including Bobby Wellins, Don Weller, Red Rodney, Bud Shank, Gene Harris and Annie Ross. In the early 90s he become a member of the Ronnie Scott Quartet and until his recent death was bassist in the groups of British jazz legend Stan Tracey. Andrew and Dominic have been performing together in numerous ensembles since 1985.

Martin France

Drums

Martin France has played with many of the world's finest jazz musicians in over forty countries worldwide. A turning point in his early career was his role within the Eighties big band Loose Tubes, where he began a longstanding partnership with many of its members, in particular jazz composer and pianist Django Bates. Martin has performed and recorded with Elvis Costello, David Gilmour, John Taylor, Kenny Wheeler, Dave Holland and Lee Konitz.