John Turville is one of the leading jazz pianists of his generation, and has won multiple awards for his two trio albums including MOJO’s #3 Jazz Album of the Year (2012), and ‘Best Album’ in the Parliamentary Awards 2011. He also won ‘Best Instrumentalist’ in the 2010 London Jazz Awards and the 2009 PRS Promoter’s Choice Award, and was a semi-finalist in the Martial Solal Jazz Piano Concours in 2010. He has toured and recorded throughout Europe and the Middle East with many renowned jazz and tango groups, including the Dave Binney/Julian Arguelles quintet, Tim Garland, the Tony Kofi/Alan Barnes Quintet, Karios 4tet, Asaf Sirkis Trio, Gilad Atzmon, Transtango, the London Tango Orchestra, Matt Ridley Quartet, Sabina Racheyeva, Andre Canniere, Maciek Pysz and Natacha Atlas.
John runs the tango quintet Almagro Ensemble, the E17 Large Ensemble, and co-leads Solstice, featuring Brigitte Beraha and Tori Freestone. He is also an experienced composer and arranger for strings, voices, jazz and tango ensembles, and an experienced educator. John is the principal jazz piano tutor at Birmingham Conservatoire and the Purcell School and has coached and adjudicated ensembles at the Guildhall and Trinity College.
Feb 2019 sees the unveiling of Head First, the debut release by John’s own quintet on Whirlwind Recordings, featuring the world-renowned saxophonist Julian Argüelles.