Wednesday, 18 March 2020

John Lake Trio - Wishes All Our Followers Good Health and Safety

At this difficult time for all the world the
Trio are taking an enforced rest from live gigs but we hope you will continue to follow our blog and listen to our music online when you are in need of some entertaining.

Here are a few links to some recent live recordings which have featured the trio playing with Elizabeth Bustard on sax. We will be postings some more live coverage on Youtube in the next few weeks and hope that you will be find that of some diversion until we are back out on the gig circuit and playing live once again.

Keep safe and we wish you the best of health.

Saturday, 22 February 2020

Next gig at The Brunswick - Sunday 8 March 2020

The John Lake Trio are joined by Elizabeth Bustard on sax to play The Brunswick in Hove on Sunday 8 March.

Doors open at 7.00pm and the concert of original jazz fusion will be added to with some high energy jazz from the songbooks of Chick Corea, Michel Camilo, Michael Jackson and Don Fagen.

Elizabeth Bustard

Tickets are available in advance from The Brunswick site online at £5/£4 and on the night on the door at £6/£5/. The concert starts at 7.30pm.

The John Lake Trio were established in 2012 and the personnel are John Lake on keyboards, Matt Casterton on electric bass and Simon Cambers on drums. They play original jazz fusion with strong latin jazz and polyrythmic influences. With Elizabeth Bustard on sax they extend the dynamic and melodic content of the music with her unique style of expression.

The Brunswick, 1-3 Holland Road, Hove, East Sussex, BN3 1JF
01273 733984

Thursday, 23 January 2020

John Lake Trio at The Depot in Lewes

Sunday 9 February 2020 

Sunday coffee and cake or brunch come lunch. Whichever you choose to take in this excellent eatery, the band will supply it's unique mixture of modern jazz standards (and some not so standard), plus some original tunes and a few rock tunes re-vamped into a jazz style, to accompany it.

John Lake on piano, Simon Cambers on drums and Matt Casterton on double bass.

Free entrance with no cover charge.

Music starts at 11.00 and finishes at 13.00.

Saturday, 14 December 2019

John Lake Trio with Elizabeth Bustard - Live at the Brunswick, Hove on 28 November 2019

Here's a sample of the band at the first full performance of new material as a quartet featuring Elizabeth Bustard on saxes, Matt Casterton on bass and Simon Cambers on drums. The track is a piece written by John Lake in 2017 entitled "Straw Dancing" and can be viewed on Youtube via this link:

Tuesday, 29 October 2019

JLT at the Brunswick Pub with Elizabeth Bustard

Thursday 28 November 2019 at 19.30

Elizabeth Bustard

Simon Cambers John Lake Matt Casterton

Following on from the successful gig at the Constant Service pub in Brighton recently, the trio will be playing again with local tenor sax player Elizabeth Bustard presenting an evening of jazz funk fusion of new original tunes written by John Lake, a few tunes from previous albums Wave of Translation and Up on the Downs alongside some covers of music by the jazz genius, Chick Corea.

Come along and join the party, this will be an electric performance in every way!

Tickets £4.90 available in advance from Eventbrite and £6.00/£5.00 on the door.


Friday, 25 October 2019

Constant Service Gig - Join the party tonight and The Grand Hotel Brighton Tomorrow

John Lake Trio and Friends

Friday 25 October 8.30pm - 11.00pm The Constant Service Pub Brighton

An evening of full-on modern latin jazz and jazz-funk with the trio playing music by Michel Camilo, Chick Corea and original music by John Lake with Simon Cambers on drums, Matt Casterton on bass and joined by the fantastic talents of tenor saxophonist Elizabeth Bustard, trombonist Sam Dorrell and the superb vocalist Jackie Sampson.

Come and join the party. Free entrance!

Next Brighton Grand Hotel Gig

Saturday 26 October 2019 at 7.00pm

Great to be back at the Grand Hotel where the atmosphere is so smart and the cocktails and service first class. Come join the trio (John Lake on piano, Simon Cambers on drums and Matt Casterton on bass) plus Jackie Sampson on vocals as a special guest for this event. Expect contemporary piano trio and vocal jazz music from the American songbook, a few originals and some pop and rock tunes re-imagined into a jazz style. No cover charge.