Nicola’s wonderful musicians
Peter Edwards - Piano
Pianist, composer and Musical director, the maestro Peter Edwards graduated with a Masters in Jazz from Trinity College of Music in 2009. An alumni of the Tomorrowʼs Warriors young artist development programme, he has already established a growing reputation as a bandleader, musical director, composer and arranger. He leads is own trio, directs The Nu Civilisation Orchestra and plays with a variety of other bands including jazz quintet ‘Rhythmica’ and the Zara Mcfarlane Quintet. In 2011 the Peter Edwards Trio released  a 'Jazzlotion EP' and received a development award from the Musicians Benevolent Fund.
Rob Anstey -  Bass
Rob graduated from Birmingham Conservatoire in 2008, and worked extensively on the local Jazz scene, playing in bands led by Mike Fletcher, Dan Nicholls and Ben Bryden. In 2009 Rob won the Dave Holland ensemble prize, a prestigious award open to recent alumni.  He was a member of the Cobweb Collective and was involved in promoting gigs at the Yardbird Jazz Club, where he was fortunate enough to perform with Jazz Legend Carlos Garnett and former Jazz Messenger Jean Toussaint. Since moving to London in 2011, he has quickly established himself as an in-demand bassist working regularly with saxophonist Brandon Allen and also touring Europe with Vocalist Zara McFarlane.
Andy Ball - Drums
An accomplished jazz drummer, Andy is quickly emerging as a sought-after performer across the UK music scene. He already displays a wealth of experience from performing alongside many of Britain’s most influential young generation of jazz musicians such as Alex Garnett, Brandon Allen, Tom Cawley and Martin Hathaway.
In addition to this Andy demonstrates his versatility in performing with Loz Speyer’s Afro-Cuban/modern jazz group ‘Time Zone’ and Pete Churchill’s gospel choir the ‘London Vocal Project’. Most recently, Andy has been performing with the Frank Griffith Nonet and Big Band and recording and touring with vocalist Emma Smith.
Alex Hutton – Piano
Sheffield born - Hutton started playing piano at the early age of 5.
After a brief year studying music and performing art in New York (SUNY)  Hutton decided to turn his focus fully to Jazz piano . and soon won the appraisal of the late Ronnie Scott who described Hutton as a ‘great British talent and a wonderfully natural pianist’.
Moving to London during the mid 90’s, Hutton won a full scholarship to the Guildhall school of music and drama and since that time has worked in almost every major venue around London, most notably the Savoy, the Ritz, Café de Paris, Ronnie Scotts and his favourite venue the 606 club.
Whether accompanying vocalists or performing solo or with his trio, Alex has a unique touch on the piano and an ability to sense the right mood for the room.
The ongoing theme of Hutton’s work is composition for piano trio. He has released 3 cd’s under his own name.
Daniel Casimir - Bass
is an electric and upright bassist based in London. He has recently graduated from Birmingham Conservatoire’s Jazz course, where he began double bass under the tuition of Mark Hodgson and Arnie Somogyi. During his time at Birmingham Conservatoire, Daniel was taught by Legendary and former Miles Davis’ Bassist Dave Holland and has played with Grammy nominated saxophonist Chris Potter. He has performed in several jazz festivals including South-End and Cheltenham and Love Supreme Jazz festival. He has also played as far as Dubai (Burj Al Arab) and Norway (Trondheim jazz Festival)  
Now currently based in London, he performs regularly as part of the Clark Tracey Quintet, and is featured on the quintet latest album “Meantime”. He is Currently studying for his masters at Trinity Laban Conservatoire with a Help Musicians UK Postgraduate Award, Savile Scholarship and Trinity Laban Conservatoire Scholarship.