Performance

Jack’s experience as a musical performer spans across a broad selection of genres including jazz quartets, contemporary ensembles, pit orchestras and indie rock bands.  Below are few examples of his current work and previous projects:

Double Bassist – Improvisation Projects

With a passion for improvised and intuitive music, Jack is involved in a number of improvisation projects including the Goldsmiths Improvising Composers Ensemble (GICE). The audio extract below is taken from a rehearsal of a current project he’s working on titled Dust Music, which uses an intuitive score to accompany film created by Trevor Shearer. The extract below is for Violin, Cello, Double Bass and Electronics.

Double Bassist – Francesca Romana Band

Melding bossa-nova rhythms with a smooth Jazz style, Francesca Romana performs regularly across Europe. Jack is featured on Francesca’s most recent album Travelling and played in the tour of central Italy earlier this year.  Listen to the two extracts from the album below:

 

Bass Guitarist/Double Bassist – The Tonewheels

This B3 Hammond Organ led band perform funky versions of current hits and pop classics across greater London.  Check out the links to see our promo video footage:

Double Bassist – The Dancing Slippers

The Dancing Slippers are a group of four musicians brought together in London in 2011 to play French and Galician music. Their first concert was at Gallery Cafe in Bethnal Green for the festival 30 Days around the World. The unusual instrumentation: bagpipes (French and Galician), recorders, fiddle, guitar and double bass gives a different sound to this music. The different backgrounds from the musicians: classical, folk and jazz also enables them to blend in different influences and create original arrangements.

For more information visit www.myspace.com/dancingslippers

Double Bassist – Cut-A-Shine

Cut-a-Shine Hoedown Collective are a troupe of musicians, callers, dancers and singers spreading barn dance mayhem across the country…..We host our own Barn Dance Parties in resplendent and underground venues across London, rip it up at the hottest summer festivals, and bring our brand of barn dance madness to many private events.

For more information on the Ceilidh collective visit www.cutashine.co.uk

 

Double Bassist – Ealing Symphony Orchestra

Jack performs across London with a variety of orchestras, performing works including Bernstein’s Symphonic Dances from West Side Story and Rossini’s opera Armida.

This is a recording of Malcolm Arnold’s IV Movement from his 5th symphony, performed by Ealing Symphony orchestra.
Arnold / Symphony No. 5 IV Movement (Performed by Ealing Symphony Orchestra) by jacklowemusic

Bass Guitarist – Grooveline

As a Member of this professional North East based function band, Jack performed mainly Soul and Popular based tunes in a variety of to premier venues such as stately homes and 4/5 star hotels. These lively performances involved both memorised parts as well as sight reading manuscript.

Here are some short examples of smaller scale pub performances (shot by audience members).

Double Bassist/Bass Guitarist – Part Time Left Foot

This contemporary Jazz quartet (tenor saxophone, electric guitar, double bass and percussion) won best small band competition at 2010’s Great North Big Band Festival for a performance of their own compositions as well as some Joshua Redman and Wayne Shorter tunes.

Bass Guitarist – Former Toys

This four piece band have performed their own original songs in and around the Sheffield music scene since 2006.  Their musical style can be likened to bands such as Queens Of The Stone Age, Talking Heads and Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds.
Fake Sex – Former Toys by jacklowemusic
Ready Now – Former Toys by jacklowemusic
Family Car – Former Toys by jacklowemusic

A dirty raucous performance of ‘Battles Are Easier’ filmed in 2009.

Double Bassist – Sunderland Symphony Orchestra

As a member of the bass section, Jack performed in concert under conductor’s Rupert Hanson and Ray Farr at established venues including Sunderland Minster and Empire Theatre.

Double Bassist/Bass Guitarist – South Shields Customs House Big Band

Performing numerous pieces from arrangers such as Sammy Nestico to Gordon Goodwin in this full 18 piece ensemble at venues around the North East area.

Double Bassist – Hot House Dragons

This ‘Hot Club’ style Jazz trio/quartet consisted of fiddle, acoustic guitar(s) and double bass. The band’s repertoire was based around performances of Jazz standards in the style of Reinhardt/Capelli at performance venues including Cafés, Functions, Council Events such as Sunderland City Live Festival and outdoor public performances in Durham city centre.

Conductor – Sunderland Youth Orchestra

As musical director of this community orchestra Jack conducted concerts at venues across Sunderland performing a variety of orchestral arrangements including some of his own compositions.

Jack has also performed as bassist with further ensembles including the Gateshead Sage’s Cobwebs Orchestra, Sunderland University Big Band and Hartlepool’s Musicians Unlimited Big Band, as well as a pit player in Musical Theatre productions including: Assassins (Sondheim), Babes in Arms (Rogers and Harte), Guys and Dolls (Frank Loesser).