JONNY BOSTON QUARTET
Jonny Boston -Vocals / Saxophone.
Singer, Saxophonist and songwriter Jonny Boston excelled in music at Christ’s Hospital, a school where he was nurtured and encouraged. He debuted aged 15 with Bahrain Jazz Quartet in the Middle East.
Legendary cornetist Phil Mason first heard him busking on the Underground, which led to tours throughout Europe with Max Collie Rhythm Aces by the age of 18. Jonny left Max to study at Leeds College of Music, where he sailed through his Graduate Diploma in jazz and contemporary music with Honours. while there, he won the Yorkshire TV Young Jazz Player of the Year. The judges included Chris Barber, who later invited Jonny’s band, Boston Tea Party, to perform with his Jazz and Blues Band.
James Fenn – Guitar.
Sussex born James has toured extensively throughout The United Kingdom and Europe as a sideman to many established and rising stars including Dave O’ Higgins, Gareth Lochrane and Finn Peters. He went to the Royal Academy of Music to study jazz for a degree and while there he also received tuition in his other musical passion the classical guitar.
Pete Whittaker – Organ.
Pete Whittaker is one of London’s top jazz organists. A virtuosic jazz musician and composer his work encompasses pop, rock and beyond. Whilst studying electrco-acoustic composition at the University of East Anglia Pete discovered jazz and very soon afterwards, the Hammond organ which he then used to his musical advantage.
David Smith – Drums.
David George Smith was born in Norwich, he began playing drums and percussion at the age of nine. At sixteen David gained a musical scholarship to Wells Cathedral School where he received top tuition from percussionists Jane Obradavic and Jon Faulkner and drummer Andrew Tween.
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