Roy Powell Peak Experience Trio

Roy Powell Peak Experience Trio


Top-flight Fender- Rhodes based Jazz-rock/Jam band/ fusion Trio with melodic original compositions featuring virtuosic keys-bass-drums. Sounds like:Medeski Martin &Wood meets Chick Corea meets Hermeto Pascoal Oh yeh! it's fun too!


This new trio comprises of an Englishman, a Norwegian and a Bulgarian who have so far played Hønefoss Jazz festival, local gigs in Oslo and a gig in Tours, France.The band marks a return to Jazz-Rock roots for Powell with the vintage sound of Fender Rhodes electric piano, Moog analog synthesizer and clavinet together with fonky bass and drums. Featuring original tunes by Powell the trio produces a varied soundscape of electric and lesser used acoustic instruments such as acoustic bass guitar, melodica etc. Powell often uses three or more keyboard instruments sometimes simultaneously.

Roy Powell, born in Langham, England. After studies in piano and composition at the Royal Northern College of Music he first came to prominence in 1994 with his debut recording A Big Sky which was hailed as “a real bench mark in British contemporary electric jazz” by Jazz on CD He then emigrated to Oslo, Norway where he collaborated on an album of free improvised music – Holus which was described as “ an outstanding success” by Jazz journal International. His next release as a leader- North by Northwest featuring Norwegian bassist Arild Andersen has also been a critical success as well as being selected as Best Jazz CD of 2001 by Solace which was released in 2003 received lavish praise including 4 stars in Downbeat. He has performed with his own groups in the UK (inc. 5 times at Ronnie Scott's) and at festivals and clubs in France, Germany and Scandinavia His piece Bow Out has been performed by Oakland, Richmond, Cincinnati and Florida ballet companies. His recordings have appeared in the Gramophone Jazz Good CD guide, Gramophone Classical Good CD guide, the Lord Discography, The new Grove Dictionary of Jazz as well as jazz magazines in Europe and the US and radio shows in the UK, Germany, Japan, Switzerland, Holland Scandinavia and the US.

Per Mathisen - electric/acoustic bass studied bass at the prestigious Berklee College of Music, in Boston, USA. And has since performed with International jazz artists such as Geri Allen, Adam Nussbaum, Teri Lyne Carrington, Gary Thomas, Gary Husband, Ralph Peterson, Ngyuen Le, Bill Bruford, Jon Christensen, Hiram Bullock, Clare Fischer, George Garzone, Terje Rypdal, Marilyn Mazur.He has also toured in Sweden, Denmark, England, Ireland, Belgium, France, Germany, Poland, Estonia, Lithuania, Russia, Austria. Slovakia, Italy, United Arab Emirates and USA.

Ivan Makedonov – Drums /Percussion born 30.07.75 in Bourgas – Bulgaria. Ivan studied classical piano and Orchestral Percussion at Bourgas Music School and in addition has taken master classes with Dave Weckl and Erik Smith. Ivan has played drums for 10 years now and has performed with some of Norway’s most important musicians such as Olga Konkova, Per Mathisen, Ole Mathisen, Frode Kjekstad, Frode Berg, Even Andersen, Håkon Graf, Frode Kjestad, Håvard Fossum, Jens Fossum, Stig Wigestrand, Karin Krog, Vidar Busk, Wayne Brasel, Chris Washburne, Erik Johannessen, Michael Bloch, Lars Endrerud, Steffen Nikolaisen, Asker Big Band, to name a few.

Our influences include Miles, Zappa, Chick Corea Herbie Hancock George Duke Joe Zawinul Tribal Tech John Scofield Mike Stern Medeski Martin & Wood Wayne Krantz Hermeto Pascoal, Monk, Coltrane, Jarrett


Roy Powell Peak Experience Trio (2006 Totemic Records)
Roy Powell Solace (2004 Nagel-Heyer Records)
Roy Powell North by Northwest (2001 Nagel-Heyer)
Roy Powell Holus (1999 Resonant Music)
Roy Powell Big Sky (1994 Totem Records)

Set List

Usually 2x 50mins