The Knoel Scott Quartet current line up features:
Mikele Montolli (Verona, Italy 26th January 1986) Active on the London Jazz scene since 2010, Michele has toured various Jazz and World music festivals all over Europe, New York, Japan, Hong Kong and the Balkan Peninsula performing and recording with such great artists as Marshall Allen and the Sun Ra Arkestra, top U.K. Jazz singer Julie Dexter and Heidi Vogel, L.A. saxophonist and big band arranger Don Menza , Lami Bajram Istrefi, afro-blues band “ Seeds of Creation” , sudanese acclaimed singer Amira Kheir , Afro- Venezuelan jazz quintet “Pataruco”, and various recordings for the London National Television School and the BBC, thus building an extensive music vocabulary based on Afro American tradition fused with years of classical training and experimental form-free music. In August 2017 he will release his debut album featuring Charlie Stacey under the AN-gapp Italian label .
Pianist extraordinaire Charlie Stacey began playing at the age of 7. At age 13 he appeared on BBC 1’s the One Show as a featured child prodigy alongside legendary British pianist Jools Holland. He cut his teeth playing in jazz bars around London, as well as accompanying singers and studying classical piano, cello, percussion and voice. At 18 he was working with a number of artists on the UK scene, most notably Knoel Scott of the Sun Ra Arkestra (as well as one-off performances with other Arkestra members Marshall Allen and Cecil Brooks), and Yussef Dayes, with whom he is currently on tour. He has also recorded an album with his own band Phresoul, with whom he toured in Italy in the Summer of 2016. http://www.charliestacey.com/