Dominic Alldis Trio

Dominic Alldis Trio

The Dominic Alldis Trio features pianist and arranger Dominic Alldis, bassist Andrew Cleyndert and drummer Martin France. They explore the meeting point between two worlds: classical music and jazz.

Taking inspiration from the Modern Jazz Quartet, Dave Brubeck Quartet and the Bill Evans Trio, the trio brings a fresh and contemporary approach to famous themes from classical music and opera. Their concerts also celebrate the legendary French jazz pianist Jacques Loussier. Dominic Alldis Trio concerts appeal to both classical and jazz audiences who are familiar with famous themes by Bach, Handel, Fauré, Satie, Bizet, Dvorak, Tchaikovsky and Chopin, and appreciate the timeless art of improvisation.

The trio’s first album, Songs We Heard - jazz improvisations on well-known childhood themes - was released in 2009. Their next album, A Childhood Suite, featured new arrangements of childhood songs for piano trio and string orchestra. The former editor of JazzWise, Stephen Graham, said of A Childhood Suite “it has a simplicity and sincerity rare these days in the hustle and bustle of the record industry demanding a certain crash, bang, wallop approach”. Legendary jazz critic Jack Massarik in the Evening Standard described the album as “a charming and finely crafted jazz suite” and gave it 4 stars in his regular column. 

The trio's second album, Praeludium featured jazz improvisations on classical themes. It is on Spotify and available to buy on Amazon.

Click here for the Dominic Alldis Trio website.



**** Dominic Alldis plays piano with a light, elegant touch and his imaginative arrangements of such traditional tunes render the songs fresh and contemporary...
Alison Kerr
The Scotsman
Thanks again for your warmth and enthusiasm that made the night so special...  
Tobias Sudhoff
Artistic Director, Jazz am Schloss, Rheine, Germany
A delightful and sophisticated evening's entertainment and a feast of lovely music presented with affection and enthusiasm...  
Iain Ledingham
Artistic Director, Amersham Festival of Music
Dominic Alldis and his friends appeared at the Mayfield Festival where their concert was an instant hit with a capacity audience. Alldis is a  classy artist who beguiles his audience with his sheer professionalism, musicianship, humour and a distinctive communication. I urge any concert promoter or festival director to look their way;  you won't be disappointed!  
Neil Mackie
Artistic Director of the Mayfield Festival