Crowdfunding Campaign March 1-31
Red Alert her third trio album, marks a new direction for Janette Mason and the Trio. Combining synthesizers with piano for this album, Janette aims to stay true to her unique compositional style whilst developing a new contemporary jazz sound with a strong groove and a cinematic texture. Joining her in this new venture are the superbly talented Jack Pollitt on drums and Tom Mason on bass.
This new work is inspired by Janette's passionate belief that jazz needs to constantly evolve to attract a younger, more diverse audience. Several of the tracks are a direct musical response to the political and social challenges now facing us all - hence the title Red Alert.
Fans will have the opportunity to directly support the album through a crowdfunding campaign that aside from raising funds to help toward towards the recording, mixing and mastering of the album of the album, will bring new listeners to the Red Alert.
On offer are a range of exclusive rewards including a talent contest for emerging artists – first prize will be a guest spot at top London live music venue Hideaway plus behind the scenes experiences and of course the chance to pre-purchase the CD. As well as access to exclusive one off events all the campaign supporters will become stakeholders in Red Alert’s success.
Sept 23rd Scarborough Jazz Festival
"A band leader of pugnacious flair and genuine unpredictability”
James Griffiths - The Guardian
The Janette Mason's New Trio - Red Alert
Janette Mason Keys and Piano • Jack Pollitt Drums • Tom Mason Bass
The trio play contemporary jazz with cool grooves, interesting time scapes, funky synths and a cinematic texture. Think Herbie Hancock meets Dave Brubeck. They have recorded two successful albums, including the Parliamentary Jazz Award nominated 'Alien Left Hand'. The intuitive style and musical expertise of Tom Mason - Bass (Liz Wright) and Jack Pollitt - Drums (Mamas Gun), complement Janette's unique improvisational approach perfectly to create innovative, energetic and engaging live performances. Janette is known as an outstanding arranger so alongside her contemporary jazz compositions the trio take on arrangements of pop classics such as Cars by Gary Numan and Ashes to Ashes by David Bowie.
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“An album fizzing with fresh ideas and delights, an exhilarating musical journey...
with brilliantly original writing and inspired playing ..”
Helen Mayhew - Jazz FM
“Infectious grooving, clever composing and audacious improvisation...One of the best”
John Fordham - The Guardian