Glynde place, east sussex 5-7th July 2024

During his 30 year career as a recording artist and session musician building a reputation as a knowledgeable, versatile and authentic world-class drummer and percussionist. Tristan Banks has worked with many artists covering a wide field of musical genres including Roy Ayers, Steve Winwood, Dave Valentin, Beverley Knight, Hexagonal, David Gilmour, Peter King, Lewis Taylor, Guy Barker, Marcos Valle, Liane Carroll, Snowboy, Terry Callier, Da Lata, Jim Mullen, Carleen Anderson, Mayra Andrade, Ben  Hillier (U2, Depeche Mode, Blur) Mike Lindup (Level 42) Hamish Stuart (AWB), Steve Howe (Yes), The Lion King (UK tour), Thriller Live (European, Brazilian tours) MC Conrad, Alexander O’Neal, Ive Mendes, Chico Cesar and Joe Lee Wilson (Miles Davis, Sonny Rollins)

As a touring artist he has performed in many of the worlds top venues including Royal Festival hall, Central Park NYC, Royal Albert Hall, Joes Pub NYC, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Hammersmith Odeon, Ronnie Scotts Jazz Club, North Sea Jazz Festivals, Shepherds Bush Empire, Blue Note Tokyo, V festival, Reading Festival, Womad Festivals, Glastonbury Festival.

Since March 25th 2022 he has also been curator and venue manager at The Verdict Jazz Club in Brighton, restarting the venue after its closure due to the global pandemic of 2020, already receiving a nomination for Parliamentary Jazz Award Venue of the Year 2022,  bringing many top UK and International Jazz artists to the club including Larry Goldings, Sarah Jane Morris, Ari Hoenig, Jim Mullen, Tony Kofi, David Binney, Claire Martin, Tony Remy, Liane Carroll, Laurence Cottle, B D Lenz, Yolanda Charles, Ivo Neame, Tom Ollendorff, Simon Spillett, Hexagonal, Ant Law, Emma Rawicz, Jackson Mathod as well as Ubuntu recording Artists, Quentin Collins, Matt Ridley, Paul Booth, Alina Bzhezhinska, Brandon Allen, Nigel Price, Trypl, Qow Trio, Andrew McCormack and Dave O’Higgins. 


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