Diân Gasper can be found working within the confines of jazz, fusion, film/soundtrack and classical music. He is an innovative pianist as well as composer, arranger and musical director working within the realms of film, tv, radio and many more.
Having been commissioned by Lyric Theatre, Stratford Theatre Royal and Solid Harmony Youth Choir, Gasper has accumulated vast experience as an accompanist for all styles of music, working with both singers and choir directors of all ages.
Gasper was born into a London-based musically enthusiastic family in 1989. Although not professional musicians, his parents had a passionate and somewhat educated understanding of music. Encouraged from the early age of 2, Gasper began to pursue music lessons privately and performed occasionally at local fundraisers and church worship services.
During his college years Gasper began to direct chamber ensembles for contemporary youth choirs and began to perform on the pop circuit between 2005 and 2011. He gained much experience plying his trade in performances with gospel choirs Revelation (last choir standing semi finalists) and CK Gospel Choir'(ongoing). Consequently he went on to university and obtained a degree in contemporary music and performance. During his time at university, Gasper developed an ear for jazz performance, composition and language and was well looked after by tutor Frank Griffith (Musical director and saxophonist for the Frank Griffith Nonet) alongside pianists John Bailey, Kate Williams and Mike Gorman.
Throughout the duration of his career Gasper has worked with some of today's most influential pop artists including Jessie J, Zalon Thompson, Tinchy Stryder and many more. In early 2011 Gasper left the pop scene to pursue a career path more suited to his personal life and began to re-compose jazz fusion pieces for his quartet Junk. Since leaving the pop industry, Gasper has worked with many prestigious jazz musicians and ensembles including: Gary Crosby, Myrna Hague, Zara McFarlane, Denys Baptiste, Jazz Jamaica and TW Biggish Band. During this time he also reignited his passion for film composition and is currently in the advanced stages of composing the soundtrack for the short film 'Tunstall'.
In May 2013 Gasper form a jazz quintet with fellow 'Tomorrow's Warriors' musicians: Samuel Awotayo, Rio Kai, Nubya Garcia and Sheila Maurice-Grey, which bestowed him with the responsibilities of many of the group's original compositions and arrangements.
Gasper has quickly become a must see musician on the London scene and has had significant interest from the UK and Europe as a performer and composer.