Zoe Pascal (18) - Drums Noah Stoneman (18) - Keys Laurence Wilkins (19) - Trumpet, electronics
Zoe Pascal, Noah Stoneman and Laurence Wilkins met through the young jazz scene in London, and came together in 2016 to create original music, applying their jazz improvisation background to a MIDI based electronic set up. Their fresh blend of virtuoso jazz and electronic dance music has wowed audiences at Love Supreme Festival, Ronnie Scott’s (supporting Ghost Note), Brainchild Festival, London Jazz Festival (JazzNewBlood), Southbank Centre, Pizza Express Soho, Cambridge Jazz Festival, The Verdict in Brighton, Lancaster Jazz Festival, the Music for Youth Proms at the Royal Albert Hall and Jazz re:freshed. They have also had airplay on the Worldwide FM and the BBC Radio 3 Jazz Now program.
"a hip, cooking, super-talented trio of players who aren’t even old enough to vote yet!" - Artists to watch out for in 2017 and 2018, Jazzwise Magazine
“They next generation are coming through STRONG! @zeneltrio proved that last night with a storming show @jazzrefreshed!" - Jazz Re:freshed
"They deliver, though, in the finest traditions of jazz: memorable tunes that are a cloak for complex, challenging and thrilling improvisations. Process Z is a bared-teeth cavalry charge that might have been cooked up by Jimi Hendrix with advisory input from Darth Vader. Laurence Wilkins’ electronically-modified trumpet carries the crushing energy of a lightning strike. After this, we’re relieved to find our limbs still intact." - Cambridge Jazz Fest 2017, LondonJazzNews
"The initial, unavoidable, observation I made was their age – this is a trio of musicians not even old enough to buy a pint at a festival where they’re playing. The second observation, immediately perceived by the entire crowd, is the incongruous level of talent these young musicians exhibit. Coasting through track after track of original material, Noah Stoneman (keys/synth), Lawrence Wilkins (trumpet) and Zoe Pascal (drums) played as tightly and as comfortably as any act at Love Supreme. Their calculated and stylish inclusion of electronic elements throughout the performance was an early reminder that, like all genres, jazz is still changing." - Love Supreme Review, Radar.fm
"stunning sold-out show... jaw-dropping brilliant cutting-edge music that would have satisfied all ages" - New Generation Jazz Review @The Verdict-Brighton