The 'Andrés Prado Trio' is a new group in the London Jazz Scene, and is made up of three young professional musicians: the Norwegian drummer Terje Evensen, the British bass player Mat Elliott and the Peruvian guitarist Andrés Prado. The music is evocative of the sounds of South America in fusion with contemporary jazz.


Andrés Prado, guitarist, composer, and band leader was born in Lima, Peru, in 1971. He studied jazz an classical guitar in conservatoires in Lima, Buenos Aires and at Trinity College of Music, London. His music owes much to the rich and vibrant cultural mix of his homeland. Andean and Amazon melodies, Creole waltzes, Afro-Peruvian rhythms are never far beneath the surface of his contemporary musical language.


The 'Andrés Prado Trio are currently collaborating with top British musicians, Steve Waterman, Julian Argüelles and Mark Lockheart.


"I recently had the pleasure of hearing the Andres Prado trio in concert at the Trinity College of Music and was very taken with their music and the interaction between the members of the trio. Prado led the group well and the programme, all composed by him, was varied and imaginative. The rapport between the leader and his chosen musicians - Terje Evensen, one of the best young drummers I have heard, and Mat Elliott, an excellent young bassist, makes this group into a very interesting and exciting trio who will have a great future in jazz."

Graham Collier; Composer and Educator.



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