born on 29/3/1969 in London, England, United Kingdom
Jason Matthew Rebello (born 29 March 1969) is a British pianist, songwriter, and record producer.
Rebello was born in Carshalton, Surrey. His father's family is from India. Rebello was raised a Catholic in Wandsworth, London. He was classically trained beginning at age 19 at Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
He 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, beginning with his debut album, A Clearer View (1990), 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.
In 1998 Sting invited Rebello to join his band following the death of Kenny Kirkland. He toured with Sting for the next six years and recorded three albums. He then became a member of Jeff Beck's band, touring for six years and recording three albums. During these years with Sting and Beck, Rebello also worked with Chaka Khan, Des'ree, Mica Paris, Carleen Anderson, Manu Katché, Phil Collins, and Peter Gabriel.
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. 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.
Rebello teaches music at his alma mater, Guildhall School of Music and Bath Spa University. Additionally, he composes music for the London-based production music library, Audio Network.
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." He is the cousin of Star Trek actress Marina Sirtis.
Awards and honors
- Album of the Year, Held, British Jazz Awards, 2016
- British Jazz Awards (piano), 2016
- 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)
- Held (2016)
- Brand New Day (1999)
- ...All This Time (2001)
- Sacred Love (2003)
With Tommy Smith
- Peeping Tom (1990)
Notes and references
- Yanow, Scott (2013). "Jason Rebello Biography". AllMusic.com. Retrieved 6 November 2013.
- Holmes, Jason (2013). "Jason Rebello: The Jazz Sage". Huffington Post. Retrieved 6 November 2013.
- Graham, Stephen (2013). "Jason Rebello to release first album in six years". Marlbank. Retrieved 6 November 2013.
- "Reviews: Jason Rebello". The Australian.
- All This Time – Sting at Police.cybercomm.nl
- "Jason Rebello". Vibraphonic.
- "Winners in 2016 British Jazz Awards". London Jazz News.
- "Winners in the 2016 British Jazz Awards". London Jazz News. Retrieved 30 January 2017.
- The Rough Guide to Jazz - Page cxciv 1843532565 Ian Carr, Digby Fairweather, Brian Priestley - 2004 "All That Records, and released the album Last Dance in 1995, just before entering a Buddhist monastery."
- Official website