The Three Bears is the latest project for Stockport based pianist, Tom Kincaid. The band consists of Lancashire based double Bassist Jim Swinnerton, and Cheshire based Drummer Jack Cotterill. The three musicians has actually been playing together in rhythm sections for 5 plus years backing various bands/line-ups. At the moment they are the rhythm section in the Brownfield/Byrne Hot 6, and the Dave Donohoe Band. Recently the rhythm section realised that the Jazz scene needed a more, traditional trio. That’s when the Three Bears evolved!
As well as excelling as a trio in there own right, the Three Bears are a great accompanying trio. They have been a first choice backing trio for national, and international guesting artists wanting a more swinging, lively rhythm section. They have played all over the UK, Europe, and Scandinavia, playing at some of the best Jazz clubs and Festivals about! The band is not only steeped in the traditional Jazz sound, the trio also incorporates mainstream, and New Orleans sounds. With influences from Errol Garner, to Oscar Peterson, to Dr John.
Here’s the Three Bears backing Adrian Cox, Richard Bennet & Paul Mennery @ Gwent Jazz Festival 2015