The organ trio led by Stu Collingwood first played together at charts bar on the Newcastle quayside in 2018. Influences include Jimmy smith
and joey de Francesco also Keith Emerson and Dr Lonnie smith. Material ranges from modern swing and Latin, funk with some originals. Stu will
also be singing some swing tunes and playing bass pedals on the organ.
He is accompanied by local drummer Abbie Finn and Saxophonist Harry Keeble. The couple met whilst studying Jazz at Leeds conservatoire and
released a debut trio album (Northern Perspective) alongside bassist Paul Grainger in 2020 which was described as ‘Exceptional British
Jazz’ by Chris Phillips of Jazz FM.