Updated Oct 2003
JOHNNY HILLYARD TRIO
Modern / Mainstream Jazz trio
Hypnotic mainstream and modern jazz, in the style of Oscar Petersen and Ella Fitzgerald and George Benson. They play a wide variety of sophisticated swinging jazz in the style of Jamie Cullum based around the sound of the piano. Their repertoire includes Charlie Parker and Louis Prima material, swinging jazz and popular standards, and songs from the great Amercian songbook, including Cole Porter and George Gershwin.
Featuring bandleader Johnny (ex pro vibes player) on keyboards, backed by bass & drums. The trio perform at venues around Lincolnshire, and Johnny has brought jazz to a wider audience by playing a number of residencies. The group also encouraged young and less established musicians, with their open mic spots, which have attracted performers from the local Boston Youth Jazz orchestra and other musicians. Currently Johnny and band have a monthly residency at The Bell in Gosberton, near Spalding on the first Wednesday of the month.