Huw Warren and John Parricelli have been playing together since the late 1980’s, sharing a love of warm melodic compositions and exploratory soundscapes. As a duo they have recorded for BBC Radio 3 and have co-led the Vortex Quartet, the house band at London’s Vortex Jazz club.
John Parricelli is one of the most versatile and in demand musicians in the UK. From major international jazz projects to film score credits and his work with the Strictly Come Dancing band, John has a distinctive and instantly recognisable warm sound. Having begun his career as a guitarist in 1982, he was one of the founding members of the seminal British big band Loose Tubes, with whom he recorded three albums. He has worked with Annie Whitehead, Kenny Wheeler, Norma Winstone, Lee Konitz, Paul Motian, Chris Laurence, Peter Erskine, Vince Mendoza, Mark Lockheart, Julian Argüelles, Iain Ballamy, Andy Sheppard, Gerard Presencer, Colin Towns and Stacey Kent.
In 2011 he appeared on stage with Peter Erskine and John Paul Jones at the Royal Opera House, London, in the Mark Anthony Turnage opera Anna Nicole.