Jason Rebello

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Jason Rebello
Birth name Jason Rebello
Born (1969-03-29) 29 March 1969 (age 45)
Genres jazz, pop, rock, Soul music
Occupations Pianist, producer
Years active 1988–present
Labels Lyte Records (present), Sony BMG
Associated acts Sting, Jeff Beck
Website jasonrebello.co.uk

Jason Rebello (born 29 March 1969) is a British pianist, songwriter and record producer.

Early career[edit]

Born in Wandsworth, London, Rebello was classically trained and emerged in the late 1980s as a jazz pianist influenced by Herbie Hancock and McCoy Tyner. In his early 20s he recorded three solo albums, including A Clearer View (1990), his debut album, which was produced by Wayne Shorter and led to him appearing on the cover of The Wire (magazine). He also worked with Jean Toussaint, Tommy Smith and Branford Marsalis, and presented Artrageous! on BBC television.[1] In his mid 20s he took a break from music to pursue interests in Buddhism. He later stated, 'I think this was because I was enjoying a level of success that made me feel increasingly alienated.'[2]

Work with Sting and Jeff Beck[edit]

In 1998 Sting invited Rebello to join his band following the death of Kenny Kirkland. Rebello toured with Sting for the next six years and recorded three albums.[3] He then became a member of Jeff Beck's band, touring for six years and recording three albums. During these years with Sting and Jeff Beck Rebello also worked with Chaka Khan, Des'ree, Mica Paris, Carleen Anderson, Manu Katché, Phil Collins and Peter Gabriel.

Return to solo career[edit]

In May 2013 Rebello told The Huffington Post that after twelve years of touring as a session musician he was now reestablishing himself as a solo artist, specifically in jazz.[2] On 4 November 2013 he released the album Anything But Look on Lyte Records. It features Will Downing, Omar, Joy Rose, Jacob Collier, Tim Garland and Pino Palladino.[4]

Discography[edit]

As Leader

  • A Clearer View (1990)
  • Keeping Time (1993)
  • Make It Real (1994)
  • Last Dance (1995)
  • Next Time Round (1999)
  • Jazz Rainbow (2007)
  • Anything But Look (2013)

With Sting

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Yanow, Scott (2013). "Jason Rebello Biography". Retrieved 6 Nov 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Holmes, Jason (2013). "Jason Rebello: The Jazz Sage". Retrieved 6 Nov 2013. 
  3. ^ All This Time – Sting
  4. ^ Graham, Stephen (2013). "Jason Rebello to release first album in six years". Retrieved 6 Nov 2013. 

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