NoName Trio fuses a concoction of jazz, traditional Iranian music and other influences to produce new compositions and fresh takes on classic jazz covers. The Trio was formed in 2009 out of a friendship between Ceri Evans, MOBO Award-winning jazz pianist, Saleh Zaeri, bassist, and Ali Nourbakhsh on an array of Iranian, Latin American and Africa percussion. The three musicians come from very different musical backgrounds covering everything from acid jazz and funk, to heavy metal, Cuban and traditional Iranian music, and it is the fusion of these sounds that defines NoName's debut album, Nothingness.
Ceri Evans - Piano
Ceri is the engine of NoName Trio. He has been performing jazz and producing music in a variety of genres since 1980, from chart-topping hits to underground dance athems, and won a MOBO Award for Best Jazz Album in 1997 for 'Sunship'.
Ali Nourbakhsh - Daf, Cajon, Tonbak & Udu
Ali's main instrument is Daf (Persian frame drum), but his insatiable love for percussion extends to many other instruments from across the world. He has over ten years experience playing with some of Iran's best musicians, such as Sima Bina, Davod Azad and Hassan Nahid, as well as the BBC Symphony Orchestra.
Saleh Zarei - Bass
Saleh started his musical career in Iran, playing with various acclaimed rock and metal bands in the underground scene, such as Mohsen Namjoo, Public Voice and Atash Baad. He came to London in 2007 to study at the Tech Music School and has been working in the UK ever since.
Nothingness interweaves old and new compositions, adding new flavour to old favourites with explorations in rhythm and improvised melodies, and creating new work from the heart of their shared love for experimentations with fusion jazz music. It symbolises their search for the meeting place between different cultures, generations, genres, sounds and rhythms.
Nothingness Album Studio Recordings
Caravan - Nothingness
Ray of Friends - Ginglik 2009
London Jazz Festival
• Date: 14th November
• Time: TBA
• Location: The Dysart Arms - 135 Petersham Road, Richmond, Surrey, TW10 7AA
Edinbrough Festival Fringe
• Date: 24-25 August
• Time: 18:00
• Location: Princes Street ,Edinburgh, EH2 4BJ
POSK Jazz Cafe 15th July
NoName Trio will release it's debut album at Jazz Cafe POSK on 15th July 2011. NoName Trio will perform "Nothingness" live plus new compositions, and there will be an after party with music by Blackblooms The event will be covered by BBC Persia and tickets are limited so book early to avoid disappointment!
Vibe Bar (Promoted by Cardboard Citizen)
• Date: Wednesday 1st September 2010
• Time: 19:00 - 23:30
• Location: Vibe Bar, Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, E1
The Dysart Arms
• Date: Sunday 18th July 2010
• Time: 19:30 - 22:00
• Location: 135 Petersham Road, Richmond, Surrey TW10 7AA
Darband 89 (Ginglik)
• Date: Tuesday 16 March 2010
• Time: 19:00 - 01:00
• Location: Ginglik Nightclub, 1, Shepherd's Bush Green, London, W12 8PH
• Date: Monday 8th March 2010
• Time: 19:00 - 21:00
• Location: Vernon Square, Penton Rise, WC1X 9EW
Underbelly (Promoted by Monto)
• Date: Tuesday 9th February 2010
• Time: 21:45 - 22:15
• Location: Underbelly Hoxton Square, London and South East, UK
Bani Adam - Amnesty International
• Date: Sunday, 29 November 2009
• Time: 19:00 - 23:45
• Location: Ginglik Nightclub, 1, Shepherd's Bush Green, London