The Three Bears is the latest project for Stockport based pianist, Tom Kincaid, with Double Bassist Jim Swinnerton, and Cheshire based Drummer Jack Cotterill. They have been playing together in rhythm sections for 5 plus years backing various bands/line-ups including 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 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.
Tom’s fabulous 2012 version of Autumn Leaves is on You Tube