Jonathan Gee Trio

Jonathan Gee Trio

Saturday 6 November 2021
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Ashburton Arts Centre


Book tickets here – £13 or £10 or £6  you choose

Jonathan Gee: piano
Marcus Vergette: double bass
Andy Trim: drums

Jonathan has performed all over the world with his various trios, including New York’s Lincoln Centre, the Rome Festival, Pori Festival, Baku Festival, and well known clubs such as Ronnie Scott’s in London. He has performed with such jazz stars as Claire Martin, Mark Murphy and Pharoah Sanders and has just released a new album ‘Re-imagining The Beatles’ featuring Italian saxophone star Gaetano Partipilo. The Independent acclaimed Jonathan as ‘a compelling pianist’ whose ‘incisive improvisatory style is capable of packing a wealth of rhythmic and harmonic ideas into a single phrase.’

For this mini tour of Devon with Marcus Vergette on bass and Andy Trim on drums, Jonathan will be playing the music of Keith Jarrett and Stevie Wonder and perhaps some lockdown-inspired songs like Don’t Get Around Much Anymore, The Nearness of You and Don’t Stand So Close To Me.

Marcus Vergette on bass has worked with many of the UK’s top jazz musicians including Mike Westbrook, Jean Toussaint, Steve Buckley and Don Weller. He’s also an internationally-acclaimed sculptor who has exhibited, for example, in The Venice Guggenheim Collection. He has several tidal bells installed around the UK. His amazing double bell musical sculpture, the Harmonic Canon was a highlight of the Tinners Moon festival here at the Arts Centre in May 2019.

Andy Trim is one of the UK’s leading drummers, having worked with everyone from Humphrey Lyttleton and Peter King to Robert Mitchell, Mike Outram and Zoe Rahman. He has also worked with US legends such as Charles McPherson and Gene ‘Mighty Flea‘ Connors and he runs a legendary monthly Friday night gig at The Archduke Wine Bar in London.

Pandemic policies. This information will be updated as things change.

Thu 14 October: some minor changes below to make clearer, and adding a request to take a Lateral Flow Test before coming to an event at the Arts Centre

Mon 19 July: We will continue with everything listed below, which have been in place since 17 May. We have added a new protocol for sitting in the balcony, making face masks compulsory there:

  • As levels of Covid infections are increasing again in this area (on 14 October), we request that everyone take a Lateral Flow test before coming to the Arts Centre, and that you don’t come if this is positive. In this case, a refund or transfer of your ticket to another event can be arranged, if you let us know before the end of the event, by emailing
  • The windows and doors of the venue will be open, allowing fresh air to be constantly moving through. This may mean that the ambient temperature is similar to outdoors, and audience members should dress accordingly. From October, when necessary, we are switching on the electric heaters in the main hall, even though the windows are open. This makes the central part of the hall warmer. The seats at the sides under the balcony don’t get as much benefit from this.
  • We recommend wearing face masks whenever inside the building. We particularly ask everyone to wear a mask when in the bar area, unless medically exempt; and…
  • Anyone who sits in the balcony MUST wear a face mask – with no exceptions. This is: (a) to provide a place for people who want to be as distanced as possible from others, and with anyone nearby wearing a mask – the seats in the balcony are naturally separated; and (b) as virus particles when airborne are generally heavier than air, this helps to mitigate the risk of transmission from people sitting in the balcony to audience members below.
  • Hand sanitiser will be available as well as soap and water in the toilets; please use these frequently.
  • Bar service at the Arts Centre is carried out by volunteers. If enough are available, they will take orders at your seat, and bring drinks to you. Otherwise, you can order drinks at the bar, one person at each end of the bar at a time, and take them immediately to your seat.
  • All members of the audience should wear a facemask while indoors, except if medically exempt, or when eating or drinking. Our experience is that this is one of the things most important for making some (perhaps more vulnerable) members of the audience feel safe to attend concerts. Whatever your opinion of the efficacy of facemasks in preventing the spread of the virus, please help to reassure others, and showing that you’re thinking of them, by complying with this.
  • There are posters inside the building showing the QR code that’s connected to the NHS Track and Trace app – please use this. We will also keep a record of all ticket buyers for the required period, and pass this on to the NHS or Devon Public Health if requested.