ABOUT


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BIOG


  • Chris Kibble is a pianist, arranger, composer and tutor who has recorded and toured Europe and the Far East with many bands and artists in the jazz field including:

  • Terry Callier - Chicago singer songwriter performing at Ronnie Scott’s, Glastonbury, Blue note clubs Japan, Milan, Singapore Jazz festival, Jazz cafe , QEH London

  • Robin Jones King Salsa and Robin Jones Latin Jazz Sextet - Ronnie Scott’s, 606 Club London, Pori and Malta jazz festivals

  • Snowboy and the Latin Section, Charlotte Glasson, Digby Fairweather, Geno Washington, Don Rendell, Pucho and the Latin section and many others


  • A composer for many years, since 2017 Chris has written for Goldleaf Music Library and to date his original music features on seven of their library albums



  • As Singer songwriter Chris has released two solo albums of rock/blues originals playing guitar, bass, keys, piano, vocals and BV’s - ‘The Lucky House Number 13’ (2012) featuring Adam Riley on drums, and ‘Life Is Not A Virtual Thing’ with Marc Cecil on drums (2015).



RECORDING SESSION CREDITS

  • Goldleaf Music Library 2017- 19 ‘Dark & Sinister’, ‘Crazy World Of’, ‘Drones On The Bright Side’ 1 & 2, ‘Musak for Elevators’, ‘Ambient Techno’, ‘Songs Without Words’

  • Charlotte Glasson Album ‘Robots’ (2018) piano also featuring Chris Spedding, Mick Hutton, Mark Bassey, Sam Glasson

  • Terry Callier Albums: ‘Lookin’ Out’ (2004) co-writer and string programming of ‘Blues for Billie Holiday’;

    ‘Alive’ (Live at The Jazz Cafe London) piano/keys; ‘Speak your Peace’ track ‘Sierra Leone’, keys

  • Robin Jones King Salsa Album ‘Sabroso Mambo’. (2010), piano. Arrangement of ‘Peanut Vendor’ (‘El Manisero’), plus two original tracks ‘Pollo Y Quimbombo’ and ‘Mambo Fantasma’. Earlier Albums, ‘Ache’ and ‘Chango’ piano

  • ‘Peckham Royalty’, EP with Gordon Smith Wave records New York (2001)

  • Snowboy and the Latin section Albums Vinyl and CD ‘Descarga Mambito’ (1991), ‘Somethings Coming’ (1993)

  • Don Rendell Quintet Album ‘What am I here for?’ (1992)

  • M People Elegant Slumming , ‘La Vida’ piano


TUTOR & QUALIFICATIIONS

  • DBS checked, Public liability insurance Musicians Union

  • One to one private tuition

  • Centre for Young Musicians CYM. Deputy tutor since 2008

  • LCCM London College Contemporary Music(Media) beginners piano, Composition and arranging. 2007- 2018.

  • Goldsmiths College London. Jazz and Blues Piano 2001-2011

  • Rock School Princes Trust workshops. 2001-05

  • Micheal Garrick Piano People Royal Academy London 1996

  • Qualifications GDMTA Graduate Diploma Music Teaching to Adults. Goldsmiths College London 2006

  • Certificate in Harmony & Counterpoint. Birkbeck College London. 1993-96


Live at Jazz Cafe London  Chris kibble piano/keys  Dave Barnard Bass  Gary Plumley Sax/flutes  Nic France Drums  Bosco De Oliveira Percussion

Live at Jazz Cafe London

Chris kibble piano/keys

Dave Barnard Bass

Gary Plumley Sax/flutes

Nic France Drums

Bosco De Oliveira Percussion


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