The Alex Skolnick Trio
Location:Real Time Live 13 Marsden Street Chesterfield Derbyshire S40 1JY
Tickets £12 ADV £15 OTD
Blending the elegance and sophistication of jazz with the conviction of metal, the Alex Skolnick Trio’s supporters range from international superstars Rodrigo y Gabriela, who chose the trio as their support act on tours throughout the US and Europe in 2010 (and recruited Alex as a guest on their album 11/11) to Metallica’s Robert Trujillo, who joined the band for an impromptu jam at Radio City Music Hall.
Their latest album, Veritas (Palmetto) reached the Top Ten of the iTunes Jazz chart, nestled in between Miles Davis and Esperanza Spalding. But this new voice of jazz guitar has sprung forth from somewhere most unexpected: thrash metal.
One of the most respected metal lead guitar players of his generation, Alex relocated to New York City from his native Berkeley California over a decade ago to immerse himself in Jazz and earn a BFA in Jazz Performance from the New School. These days he can be found performing in some of the world’s biggest venues with his seminal thrash metal band, Testament as well as headlining jazz clubs with his acclaimed Trio.
The Alex Skolnick Trio features Matt Zebroski (drums) and Nathan Peck (bass).