Simon Allen
Sam Chaplin
Joe Stilgoe
George Hart
Tom Mason

Overview

Jazzbomb is made up of some of the finest musicians in London who are regularly found performing in the nation's favourite venues. Each member of Jazzbomb has been trained in the top colleges in London and are now in demand as performers and session players.

Artists members of Jazzbomb have worked with:

Michael Buble, Jamie Cullum, Kylie Minogue, Craig David, Jools Holland, Will Young, Jamiroquai, Newton Faulkner, Eric Clapton, Charlotte Church, Katie Melua, Paul McCartney, Phil Collins, Beverley Knight, Girls Aloud!

Sam Chaplin

Lead vocals/trumpet

Sam Chaplin’s rich and smooth Sinatra vocals combined with real gospel fire make for an explosive show. He has that rare ability to draw any audience into the eye of the party. While he’s catching his breath he’ll turn up the heat of the party with a biting trumpet solo! He is a front man in demand and has performed at jazz clubs across the capital. Sam writes and arranges the music for the band, carefully crafting a great event.

Joe Stilgoe

Piano/backing vocals

Joe Stilgoe is a signed artist with Candid Records (the label that uncovered Jamie Cullum) and has already put out a top ten selling album in the Jazz charts. He is a fantastic showman, his astonishing piano technique and vocal gymnastics are matched only by his passion for putting on a great party. His songs are regularly played on Radio 2, and he has appeared live numerous times on both Radio 2 and Radio 3.

Simon Allen

Saxophone

It’s worth booking the bomb just to hear Simon Allen play the saxophone. His CV reads like a who’s who of jazz today. He won the Daily Telegraph Jazz Musician of the year at the age of 16 and since then has been seen performing alongside artists of the stature of Wynton Marsalis and Julian Joseph. He was chosen to lead the horn section in the band for the Queen’s Golden Jubilee, backing artists such as Phil Collins, Eric Clapton and Paul McCartney. Recently he has performed with Jamie Cullum and recorded with Katie Melua.

George Hart

Drums

If you want to see what pure joy looks like watch George behind the drums. He is a technician of the highest quality and will stun you with his precision. But most likely you will be long gone in his red hot Salsa rhythms. He is in demand as a session drummer, is a regular on the London jazz scene and has played several residencies at Ronnie Scotts.

Tom Mason

Double bass/backing vocals

Tom basses the Bomb. Known as ‘the horse’ for his sheer ability to consume anything at anytime. His appetite for food is only matched by his passion for digging out unrelenting swing and groove bass lines. Tom is becoming a regular both in London and New York jazz haunts. He has recorded and toured with a whole string of ‘greats’. He picked up an award for the Best Jazz Album of 2009 with the Robert Mitchell 3io. Let’s just say he certainly keeps the bomb ticking over!

Other Members

Due to the great demand for bookings for Jazzbomb and commitments of the members of Jazzbomb with pop acts, television and jazz clubs, we have developed a squad of players for the band - each of them hand picked for their stellar CVs, each of them now highly experienced with Jazzbomb.

Simon Colam, Brandon Allen, Graeme Blevins, Tom Richards, Sammy Mayne, Quentin Collins, John Blease, Rob Taggart, Pete Billington, Pablo Mendelssohn, Sam Lasserson, Martin Shaw, Steve Trowell.