Fergus McCreadie Trio

Scottish pianist Fergus McCreadie’s trio underlined its status as one of the most exciting young groups in European jazz – and the arrival of its third album, Forest Floor on Edition Records in April looks set to maintain the group’s momentum.

The trio’s music is dynamic and beautifully crafted, reflecting the Scottish landscape and musical traditions while honouring the American and European jazz legacies. Its huge emotional pull has brought audiences to their feet across Northern Europe, resulting in appearances at Ronnie Scott’s International Piano Trio Festival and Oslo, Stockholm and Limerick jazz festivals.

McCreadie has been winning awards since his mid-teens and his debut album, Turas, self-released in 2018, showed extraordinary maturity. It won the Album of the Year title at both the Parliamentary Jazz Awards and the Scottish Jazz Awards and McCreadie himself went on to win the Best Instrumentalist title at the Scottish Jazz Awards in 2018 and 2020.

Formed in 2016, with double bassist David Bowden and drummer Stephen Henderson, the trio has developed the ability to think, create and play with one voice, a quality that makes its live performances such exuberant, uplifting and soul-stirring experiences.