bit of the past
The night was hosted by Ike Leo on double and electric basses and began on
Wednesday 21 September until 14 December 2006 and has produced some great music
September 21.......Gulio on Keys and Fabio on Drums
September 28.......Chris Gerome on Keys and Darby Todd on Drums
October 5.............Paolo on Keys and Vladimir on Drums
October 12...........Jonathan Idiagbonya on Keys and Rob Young on Drums
October 19...........Nick Rykman on Keys and Alex Bartolozzi on Drums
October 26...........Andy Noble on Keys and George Hart on Drums
November 2..........Tony Fortuna on Keys and Dan See on Drums
November 9..........Gonzalo Carrera on Keys and Dave Smith on Drums
November 16........Ajay on Keys and Andreas on Drums
November 23........Dom Pipkin on Keys and Simon Lee on Drums
November 30........Rob Gentry on Keys and Vocals and Alex Nunez on Drums
December 7.........Rick Simpson on Keys and Shaney Forbes on Drums
December 14.......Jonathan Gee on Keys and Troy Miller on Drums
The Ike Leo Trio. A trio made up of a changing selection of some the best of Londons Jazz musicians.
It started the Pretap regular music excursions at the then BRB bar in Gerrard Street, Soho, and brought Jazz music to an unsuspecting but very appreciative public, deep in the heart of China Town.
musical brief at the start was straight ahead jazz playing a kind of swing,
mainstream or bebop style, usually covering standards. Occasionally the trio
is joined by a special guest on horn.
It then progresses on to special guests of varying musical genres joining in the proceedings thus changing the musical temperature and environment to whatever taste or style possible whilst retaining the highest standard of entertainment. Therefore anything musical or otherwise can happen.
The regular Wednesday event ran from 21 September 2005 until 14 December 2005
where the night had become so successful that the mood of the audience changed
to more of a party atmosphere thus introducing funky band Oniva to satisfy
However due to public demand and the need further the Jazz cause, The Ike Leo Trio returned in April of 2006 till December the same year on a Sunday with a similar brief to the original concept but with a bit more flexibility and a video camera.