The Mike Kemp Trio


20190215 PeterboroughMIKE KEMP TRIOHello and welcome to the page of my band The Mike Kemp Trio. The music we play is inspired by the sound of the classic New York jazz trio. My experience is that this sophisticated, groovy, bluesy style with the line-up of piano, double bass and drums, generates a wonderful ambiance, really adds a great atmosphere to your event and appeals to all age groups. 

The Mike Kemp Trio serves up perfect live music for social gatherings, weddings, family parties, celebrations, drinks reception, networking event, awards ceremony, restaurants, hotels, bars, clubs and banquets.

We can put on a show in concert and jazz clubs but we also know when and how to play quietly. Whatever is required to help make your event a success.

Our repertoire, drawn mainly from The Great American Songbook, consists of many hundreds of tunes, mostly without the need of music but if you have a specific request a few days notice is usually enough time to sort out any music required.

Line-up: Piano, Double Bass & Drums

Performance Times: Quotes based on 2 x 60 minutes sets within 3 hours start to finish or 3 x 40 minutes sets also within 3 hours start to finish.

Arrival time 90 minutes before start time.

Requirements: 3 x 3 metre clear floor area, power supply and refreshments.

Video Links to YouTube:

MKT Samantha:

MKT Yes Indeed:

MKT How Insensitive:

NYJT How About You:

Audio Links to Deezer:

1)My Foolish Heart  2) April In Paris

3) Y0u’d Be So Nice To Come Home To 4) Caravan


“We just had to say thank you and your guys for making our wedding meal so wonderful. Great choice of music, beautifully played, everybody loved your trio.” Irene & Jack

“Many thanks for a great gig last night at the “Pocket” absolute superb selection of numbers which we all enjoyed coupled with stylish playing all of which was thoroughly enjoyed by all at the club, please convey our thanks to your musicians for some outstanding work, we’re all looking forward to your next visit hope its not going to be too long to wait.”

-Mike Heywood, CornerPocket Jazz Club, Coventry

“There is a delightful quality to Mike’s music and the term that comes to mind is old school. It was a pleasure featuring Mike on my program and I’m looking forward to more music from him.”

Mark Stevens, presenter/producer of Piano And All That Jazz.  San FranciscoJanuary 2012

“The Mike Kemp Trio, debuting at the Royal Festival Hall Foyer Friday lunchtime sessions,  generated much excitement & produced tumultuous applause– Daily Telegraph

“The Trio’s newest CD, ‘Feeling Good, Thanks’, is the first to feature all Mike’s original compositions, sustains interest throughout the one hour duration of straight ahead, swinging, unpretentious jazz.” Jazz Journal

“These guys swing!” – The Stage

“Mike has a beautiful way with ballads” Oscar Peterson