One of the most dynamic and versatile jazz voices currently on the Britishscene,
Byron has performed with rap outfits such as The Roots, Digable Planets
and Us3. His trumpet hasappeared alongside African pioneers such as Hugh
Masekela, Manu Dibango and Ammampondo. He has also worked with Lonnie
Liston Smith, Ronnie Laws and Chaka Khan. Byron is firmly rooted in the
jazz tradition, he has toured with David Murray, Andrew Hill and Butch
Morris, he has also performed with Ralph Moore, Billy Higgins, Eddie Henderson,
Wynton Marsalis, Herlin Riley and Freddie Hubbard. McCoy Tyner, He has
recorded with George Benson, Brice Wassy, and has toured the world with
Incognito. In 2007 MOBO awards nominated Byron Wallen under 'BEST JAZZ'
category. His new album 'Revelations in Small Steps' featuring the 'Indigo'
band Live is to be released imminently.
Composer and arranger Jason Yarde joined Jazz Warriors at 16 becoming
youngest member, after returning from a year of study at William Paterson
College, New Jersey, USA (1991)studying with Joe Lovano, Gary Smulyan
and Steve Wilson. Joined Quite Sane, Louis Moholo's groups and Afro Blok,
after completing an honours degree in Performance Arts at Middlesex University.
Continued work with Tomorrow's Warriors. Leader of the award winning group
J-Life which played all over the world. 2007 saw premieres of several
new works: a new concerto and a concerts worth of orchestral arrangements
for South African jazz legend Hugh Masekela and the London Symphony Orchestra
which premiered to a full house and a standing ovation at the Barbican
Hall. He also wrote a new work inspired by Thelonious Monks Round
Midnight called Some Time After
for the Kronos Quartet, and was
commissioned by Tête à Tête opera company for their
Opera Festival/Blind Date Season to write a short three act opera, with
Jonzi-D as librettist, called The Big But. 2008 looks set to be another
busy year of composing and arranging with a residency through the Civitella
Ranieri Foundation to appear shortly.
Iconoclastic and prolific jazz-rock guitarist David 'Fuze'
Fiuczynski, a jazz player who"doesn't want to play just jazz", has been
hailed by the world press as an incredibly inventive guitar hero, who
continues to deliver with music that is unclassifiable, challenging and
invigorating. An innovative musician who has released nine CD's and a
double live DVD, Fuze is best known as the leader of the Screaming Headless
Torsos. He is an accomplished teacher, having taught for the past fifteen
years, and is a full time faculty Professor at Berklee College of Music
Fuze's recordings are an experimental mix of tradition with modern sounds
and rhythms, a melange of funk-rock jazz, ambient textural improvisations,
world-music elements, metal, reggae, house, dub, drum&bass and other new
grooves topped with Fuze's unique writing, extraordinary soundscapes and
passionate soloing. He has recorded and performed with some of the highest
profile jazz artists working today. Fuze has appeared on over 95 albums
by other artists, toured extensively with many of them, and with his own
and other groups, has been featured at most of the world's major jazz
Jerome Harris has won international recognition as one
of the more versatile and penetrating stylists of his generation on both
guitar and bass guitar.
Jerome''s first major professional performances were as bass guitarist
with Sonny Rollins in 1978; from 1988 to 1994 he was Rollins'' guitarist,
and appears on five of his recordings. Over the past two decades, Jerome
has also recorded and/or performed live on six continents with such jazz
notables as Jack DeJohnette, Bill Frisell, Ray Anderson, Don Byron, Bobby
Previte, Oliver Lake, Amina Claudine Myers, Bob Stewart, George Russell,
Julius Hemphill, and Bob Moses.
Jerome Harris has appeared on more than fifty recordings, making for a
lengthy and wide-ranging discography. His most recent CD as a leader is
Rendezvous---the first-ever jazz release by the audio connoisseur magazine
Stereophile He is currently (2007-2008) adjunct Assistant Professor of
Music at Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts, teaching courses
on the history and social context of jazz and blues.