Rico’s Hot Rhythm


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Rico’s Hot Rhythm    Thursday 14th January 8.00pm

Enrico Tomasso              Trumpet    Leader
Tim Huskisson                Clarinet
Alistair Allen                  Trombone
Tom ‘Spats’ Langham     Banjo / Guitar
Malcolm Sked                 String Bass / Brass Bass
John Sutton                     Drums


Enrico Tomasso
One of today’s finest trumpeters Enrico is a regular nominee at the British Jazz Awards and has received the Best Trumpet Award in 2012 and 2013

Enrico started playing the trumpet at the age of five. His father, jazz clarinetist Ernie Tomasso, nurtured and encouraged his natural talent and gave him every opportunity to hear and meet many jazz greats such as Benny Goodman, Roy Eldridge, Oscar Peterson, Buddy Rich, Dizzy Gillespie, and the Basie and Ellington bands.

His biggest inspiration was Louis Armstrong whom he met and played for during the great man’s visit to Britain in 1968. This led to correspondence and friendship that lasted until Louis’ death.

He spent 12 years with the Pasadena Roof Orchestra followed by a long stint with Ray Gelato’s Giants.

With an international reputation Enrico is one of the major players on the British jazz scene as can be seen from the list of just some of his recent collaborations including those with Scott Hamilton, Marty Grosz, Warren Vache, Dan Barrett, Ken Peplowski, Bucky Pizzarelli, John Barnes, Acker Bilk, Keith Nichols, the Pizza Express All Stars and the Alex Welsh Remembered Band.

Tim Huskisson – Clarinet

Tim Huskisson clarinet

Tim – very popular multi-instrumentalist with a sparkling career in show business.

Alistair Allen – one of the top virtuoso trombonists in classic jazz


Tom “Spats”Langham – Guitar and Banjo


Malcom Sked – Malcolm is way up in the premier league of string and brass bass players in the classic jazz genre.


John Sutton – Drums

john sutton

Seen here with some of his London Hot Rhythm Boys in 2007.

Over the years John has brought many fine musicians to the Electric Palace and has played a vital part in arranging tonight’s concert which once again features a very fine line-up.