MULTIPLE award-winning trombonist Dennis Rollins will perform in the Links Hotel, Montrose this Saturday in a concert which promises to be exuberant and explosive.
For 25 years Dennis has played at the forefront of UK jazz, funk and pop as an ‘impossibly’ virtuosic’ sideman to such stars such as Maceo Parker, Courtney Pine, The Brand New Heavies, Blur, Tom Jones and as an award-winning leader in his own right.
A British musician with Jamaican roots, and a top-class jazz/funk pedigree, Rollins’ diverse musical influences are at the heart of his crowd-pleasing compositions which consistently elicit high praise.
A previous winner of the 2006 BBC Jazz ‘Best Band’ Award in 2006, the Parliamentary Jazz ‘Education’ Award; Ronnie Scott’s ‘Best Trombone’ Award and others, his latest project is the Velocity Trio, a brilliant marriage of refined contemporary jazz arrangements with simmering grooves that appeals to multiple generations of jazz, funk and world music fans. His new band includes Hammond organ virtuoso Ross Stanley and fiery drummer Pedro Segundo and they make their debut on “The11th Gate”, recorded for visionary U.S. label Motéma. The trombonist is their first British signing and it’s a measure of his talent that he joins artists of the stature of Monty Alexander, Geri Allen, Charnett Moffett, Lynne Arriale, Gregory Porter and many others.
The Velocity Trio’s unique trombone-Hammond organ-drums line-up honours the jazz tradition while pushing it forward at the same time.
Ticket details from the Links Hotel on 01674 671000 or www.linkshotelmusic.com