Tom has played on stage with the likes of Don Blackman, Underground Resistance, Eumir Deodato and Clare Fischer. He has recorded at Sunset Sound in Los Angeles and Abbey Road Studios London and counts Don Blackman, Herbie Hancock, Jerry Peters and Matthew Larkin Cassell among his main influences / inspirations as a musician. He records and performs with the singer Myles Sanko in addition to running Resolution 88, and in autumn 2016 he is depping on keys for Incognito on their world tour.
Tiago studied at the Academy of Contemporary Music and Berklee College, Boston. Whilst at Berklee, Tiago recorded with his own band Spontaneous, and Hiromi Uehara’s Explosion Trio. He has also taken masterclasses with Matthew Garrison, Abraham Laboriel, George Duke, Branford Marsalis and many others. Tiago has performed all over the world; highlights include the Manila Jazz festival and performing with Arthur Maia in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He is also currently playing with Gavin Harrison and 05Ric and in 2016, he performed with Hiromi on the Venice and Austrian legs of her European tour.
Ric attended Cheathams School in Manchester and then studied at the Royal College of Music. He has performed with artists including Jimmy Page, Donovan, Belle And Sebastian and Foals. Ric has performed at festivals including Latitude and has toured in cities including New York, US. He also plays with the London Contemporary Orchestra and the Old Dirty Brasstards.
Alex Hitchcock is a saxophonist and composer based in London. He leads his own trio and runs the regular Sunday night jam at the Green Note in Camden, as well as working as a sideman in various other bands. In 2014, he began working with the National Youth Jazz Collective on the Ambassadors jazz education training scheme, and in 2015 with Serious through the Young&Serious programme. He has worked with musicians such as Laurence Cottle and in 2013 he started on a postgraduate course at the Royal Academy of Music, studying with Iain Ballamy, Gareth Lockrane, and Julian Siegel.
Past members of Resolution 88:
Afrika graduated with a BA Honours degree in Popular Music at the Academy of Contemporary Music. She was chosen to take part in the TV series ‘Goldie’s Band: By Royal Appointment’ and performed / wrote one of her own tracks as part of the concert for the Queen – ‘Out of Sight Out of Mind’. Afrika is now on tour with the Pet Shop Boys.
As well as leading his own quartet (with Kit Downes, Calum Gourlay and James Maddren), George is also involved in the London scene as a promoter, and manages a regular series at London’s premier ‘underground’ club, the Con Cellar Bar, which has become a mainstay of the London Jazz and Improvised music scene. George has his own 2012 solo album released on Whirlwind Recordings Ltd, titled ‘Paper Universe.’
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