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John Cervantes

London, UK


Likes playing the piano, composing, arranging, transcribing, and occasionally playing the trumpet.

3rd June 2021

The Parlour

Last night I played the press night of London's new basement jazz and cabaret bar The Parlour, which is inspired by Art Deco 1930’s jazz clubs. The gig was with the fantastic, authentic jazz vocalist Nicola Emmanuelle. It's a pleasure to have more gigs coming up with Nicola, see the live dates page for more info.

26th January 2020

Pizza Express Maidstone

The stage set last night for performing with Katie Birtill. We'll be in Birmingham on 8th Feb.

2nd December 2019

The Ned

Christmas jazz with Adam King on double bass. Accompanying Gareth Malone & his singers this month for 'Carols with Gareth Malone'

18th October 2019

Saint Tropez

What a pleasure playing on board 82m superyacht Talitha for the Boat International Saint-Tropez Sundowners earlier this month.

25th August 2019

Twinwood Festival

View from the stage at Twinwood Festival

5th March 2019

BBC Broadcasting House

Congratulations to Cherise Adams-Burnett on her Jazz FM Vocalist Of The Year award. I joined her yesterday to play a song at the end of an interview on BBC Radio London.

23rd January 2019

The Savoy

Shooting a music video with Alfie Boe and a troupe of dancers to promote his new album 'As Time Goes By'. Look out for my hands: Watch on YouTube

9th December 2018

Alexandra Palace Theatre

My stage tonight performing with Gareth Malone and the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra. Join us 21st & 22nd Dec at Union Chapel.

This Christmas Gareth Malone partners with the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra to bring you an evening of truly festive cheer. With a carefully curated programme of carols, singalongs and arrangements of your Christmas favourites like you've never heard before. Gareth and his singers will be backed by some of the very finest musicians in the UK to help you celebrate the build up to Christmas Day. Perfect for families and couples alike, this is your chance to spend the Christmas weekend with the Nation's Favourite Choirmaster.

27th September 2018

Monte Carlo, Monaco


17th August 2018

Artrix Theatre

Soundchecking at Artrix Theatre, Bromsgrove for tonight's show with Wild Tonics.

27th June 2018

Spice of Life

Playing with London City Big Band featuring guest vocalist Iain Mackenzie at The Spice of Life, Soho.

26th June 2018

Glasgow Jazz Festival

A shot from last week at Glasgow Jazz Festival playing with Hailey Tuck.

22nd September 2017

Oval Space

With Steve Fishwick, Adam King, Lloyd Haines playing repertoire from 1957.

30th August 2016

Cable Cafe Bar

With Harry Sankey Quintet

30th August 2016

Cable Cafe Bar

I love this photo by Good Evening Arts, taken looking through the window into a packed Cable Cafe Bar. With Alex Garnett (sax), Harry Sankey (gtr), Conor Chaplin (bs).

7th February 2016

Ronnie Scott's

Playing flamenco-jazz upstairs at Ronnie Scott's with Leo Power (voice) and Pablo Dominguez (guitar)

19th November 2014

EFG London Jazz Festival

A shot from the drums! Gareth Lockrane (flutes) gives a salute. We had a great time playing at Green Note.

16th June 2010

King's Place

RAM Big Band directed by Mike Gibbs, performing at King's Place summer 2010 (I'm 5th from the right!)