Al Foster, master drummer, has been a major innovator in the world of jazz for several decades.
Born in Colchester, Essex, Rowntree was born to musical parents – Susan, a viola player, and John, a sound engineer at the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). He attended the Gilberd School, Colchester during the week, and the Landermere Music School, Thorpe-le-Soken, at weekends, where he studied percussion. He played percussion with his father in the Colchester Silver Band, a brass band.
A thriving, pulsing, ball of energy channeled through creative genius and restless ambition. Jamire Williams is an innovator. A mad scientist. A world-renowned musician, producer and bandleader.
Born in 1956 in New Haven, Connecticut, Mickey took up drums when he was 11 and played with local bands. His early inspirations ranged from Ringo Starr and John Bonham through to Chicago’s Danny Seraphine and – under the influence of his older brothers – the classic R’n’B of Marvin Gaye, Otis Redding and James Brown.
Eric Valentine is a noted musician in contemporary jazz/fusion and rock circles who is recently busy playing on the “G3” tour with Steve Vai.